I recently mentioned we had been on family vacation with our grandchildren. We had a relaxing stay and a great time watching the kids experience new things. They spent so much time in the ocean and pool that their swimming skills increased by leaps and bounds which really bodes well for cabin and lake time coming up soon here in Minnesota. They loved every minute of the trip. I think what they liked most was the undivided attention from all of us.
Before we left on vacation, I made Ella some fun balloon flip flops using ordinary small multicolored water balloons and flip flops. This project takes very little time, no instructions…just mindless knot tying while watching a few episodes of Fixer Upper on HGTV, my go to TV show choice. It is also one of my projects that I have received the most raves for, which is a little disturbing considering all of the other very time consuming projects I have undertaken. Most importantly, they are loved and used by our dear little Ella.
I ordered the balloons from Amazon as I was unable to find water balloons locally. When I had the idea to make these, we still were in snow shovel mode so summer items were not available. However, Amazon had what I needed. I found the flip flops at JoAnn Fabrics. Simply tie balloons while stretching a bit in an overhand knot. Place them nice and close together to create what I refer to as a balloon ruffle. Obviously these are waterproof, easy to wash off if they get muddy, and very inexpensive to make.