Apparently I can’t help but see pool toys and think “these would make awesome giant popsicles!” These ones can be grouped together to make a fun photo backdrop wall or used as decor for your next pool party.
Step 1: Inflate the pool toys. I tried to find ones that looked most like popsicles and candy.
Step 2: Draw and cut the cardboard into giant popsicle sticks, about 5″ wide and 18″ long. Round off one of the ends.
Step 3: Attach to the back of the pool toy using packing tape. Since this pool toy had plastic handles on one side, I chose to make that side the back.
Step 4: Attach pieces of string onto the back of the pool toy, also using packing tape. Depending on the size/weight of the toy, use more or less pieces of string. (For the giant air mattress popsicle, I had to use 3 strings to carry the weight, but the mini round one only needed one.)
Step 5: Use masking tape and a step ladder to attach the strings to the ceiling, close to a wall. Repeat steps 1 to 5 with various pool toys and arrange them in a group to make a backdrop for photos! (Wrap water-wings individually in cellophane to form bon-bons; blow up water balloons and put a bunch of them in a cellophane bag as jellybeans; get creative with the pool toys you have available to you.)