Cardboard Flip-Flops
An Activity for Preschoolers:
Step into summer with a display of fancy footwear!

Before You Begin:
To create your fabulous footwear, gather the following materials: cardboard, scissors, pipe cleaners, paint and beads. For younger children, teachers may wish to complete step 1 themselves by cutting flip-flop shapes out of cardboard.

Activity Goals:
To create a decorative summer craft for display in the classroom.

This adorable craft puts children's creativity on display as they decorate their own summer flip-flops.

Using scissors, cut a flip-flop shape out of cardboard.
Paint, color and decorate the flip-flop with collage materials as desired.
While the flip-flop is drying, begin making the straps by threading beads onto pipe cleaners.
Connect one end of each pipe cleaner together by twisting to form the thong portion of the flip-flop.
Once the cardboard is dry, poke 3 holes in the shape of a V and put the pipe cleaners through.
Bend the pipe cleaner on the undecorated side of the flip-flop to secure it in place.
Tape flip-flops to bulletin boards, hallways or around the classroom for a festive reminder of how fun summer can be!
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