Craft Stick Flip Flops in Honor of Dollar Tree Flip Flop Frenzy!

One of the signs of summer is the return of the flip-flop!

Yay!  I am a huge flip flop fan which is why when Dollar Tree asked Kids Activities Blog to help spread the news about their April 21 Flip Flop-Frenzy event {both in stores and online}, it was an easy…YES!

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Flip Flop Frenzy

At 8 am* (*excludes mall stores) Monday morning, Dollar Tree will open up with a frenzy of flip flops!  There will be brand new products and favorite products – get there early because supplies are limited because all Summer Fun products cost just $1 each!

Flip-flops are available in solid colors – blue, black, pink, lime, turquoise, yellow, purple, and orange – as well as colorful patterns and styles.

Men’s, women’s and kid’s sizes!

Pssst…they will also have some colorful Summer Fun housewares. party supplies and toys!

Make Craft Stick Flip Flops

I went a little flip flop crazy just thinking about it and came up with this simple craft to make miniature flip flops…just the perfect size for fingers.

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Materials:

  • Craft sticks
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Sturdy scissors
  • Emery board or light sand paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hole punch – mine is the type used for grommets
  • Pen or pencil

The first thing I did was decide what “size” I wanted the flip flops.  I ended up with each sandal being a little over 1 1/2 inches in length.  Once I had chosen a size, I measured the end of a craft stick and then using another craft stick’s rounded end, drew a line for cutting.  Each pair of flip flops will use 2 craft sticks – 2 ends of one will be the top and 2 ends of the other will be the bottom.

Using a pair of sturdy scissors {no safety scissors need apply}, I cut along the drawn line as close to a curve as possible and then using an emery board smoothed the edges.

I then drew three dots where the attachment points would be for the flip flop straps.  Be sure to make a right and left sandal!  Using a crafting hole punch, make holes on the three dots.  Repeat for the other sandal.

Cut a pipe cleaner in 1/3rds and lace it through the holes over a pen/pencil to create straps.  The pencil will assure that the straps have enough room for imaginary toes!  It also helps keep the front from collapsing during the next few steps.

On the back, fold the strap ends down and hot glue to the back.  Add another short piece of pipe cleaner around the perimeter of the bottom to create a border of color and to even out the surface and glue in place.

Glue the sandal shape with no holes on the bottom creating a pipe cleaner sandwich.

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Summer Fun Flip-Flop Frenzy Craft Contest

Dollar Tree is also hosting The Summer Fun Flip-Flop Contest which is happening now.  Simply create your own flip-flop craft and submit a photo at DollarTree.com to be entered to win a $500 Dollar Tree gift card!

Now, mark your calendars for April 21…

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…and head over to Dollar Tree for Flip-Flop Frenzy!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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