Girls love fashion so why not take that theme and make a fun, fashionable pinata? Use ordinary materials to make an unsual flip-flop pinata that will be the hit of your girl’s party. The flip-flop is so easy to make she can even do it herself!
Start by finding an online picture of a flip-flop. Use your print program to enlarge it to the size you want. Print out the pattern. Cut two pieces of cardboard to the shoe shape. The cardboard should be very thin. In addition to the two flip-flop shapes you’ll also need a wide band to go around the shapes. You’ll decide how thick you want the flip-flop to be but a good size for the band is about five to six inches. Cut a long band to this width.
Start by placing the first flip-flop shape on a table. Turn it over so that you’re looking at the bottom of the shoe. Glue on a flip-flop shape of felt, paper or other covering. On the opposite flip-flop, do the same thing, but glue the material onto the top of the shoe shape. It’s a cute look if you give the bottom of the flip-flop a rubberized look using shelf liner. Use felt or other soft-looking material to cover the top of the flip-flop.
Now begin attaching the band to the shape that is the bottom of the shoe, going all the way around the perimeter of the flip-flop, and securing the band to it with tape. Fill the pinata with candy and other goodies at this time. Now position the second flip-flop shape onto the band and begin taping it in place.
Cut two strips of cardboard to make the straps for the flip-flop. Set the straps on top of each other and spread them apart as you would a handful of cards, so that the two ends stay together and the two opposite ends are spread far apart. Glue the two ends together. Position the straps on the flip-flop and glue them in place.
Use tissue paper to cover the band of the flip-flop and the straps. Do the sides of the shoe in one color of paper and the straps in a different color to make them stand out more. When you’re finished, glue a loop of cord to the area where the straps meet, then glue a fake flower over the top of it. The unique flip-flop pinata is so much fun to make and will thrill all the girls at the birthday party!