1. Begin making DIY Flip-Flops with Balloons at one sandal strap base. Using square knots, tie five orange water balloons in a row, as close together as possible and with ends all facing up.
  2. For the stripe effect, continue by tying on, in the same way, three contrasting balloons, in a mix of yellow and white.
  3. Repeat pattern of five orange and three contrast throughout, making sure to end with five orange balloons.


  1. Be sure to use small water balloons—regular balloons are too large and floppy.
  2. Children younger than 9 should make these only under adult supervision; they can suffocate on uninflated or torn balloons. Discard any torn balloons at once.