Tooting Balloon Art
Balloon Fart Art? Tooting, beeping, barking frogs, fluffing (yes, my husband had a friend whose mom actually called it fluffing.) It’s all farts and anything that can make fart sounds ranks at the top of my boys’ Awesome List.
This week Leland asked to do balloon prints again, and I remembered that when we did that, blowing up (unpainted) balloons and letting them PPpbbfffft around the room was the most exciting part for him. I was thinking about those zooming balloons when this idea occurred to me.
What would happen if we put paint on a balloon and let it loose in a box?
Want to experiment yourself?
- A file box (or anything to let the balloon go in. Bankers boxes are nice because they already have a hole in the side to hold onto the balloon.)
- Paint– Go for non-toxic in case anyone feels the need to blow up a balloon that already has paint on it (ahem, I wound up with green lips.)
- Paper taped in your box. I put my paper on all sides.
Then get to experimenting!
We tried putting paint on before blowing up the balloon and after (it was easier after.)
More paint, less paint (too much paint and the balloon wouldn’t move in the box.)
What if you drip paint into the balloon and then let it go?
Can you squeeze paint out of a balloon? What if you put paint on the paper and let the balloon zip around?
Get ready to have some messy, creative fun! Pffpppptt.
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Love it, can’t wait to try with my Little Man. so fun.
Fun idea. Thanks for sharing. Mind is working on a tie-in for science lessons. looking forward to trying with my preschool group.
Haha! It is ‘fluffing’ in my house,too… at least when the kids were little!
I can just imagine the kids laughing and giggling like crazy! 🙂 This one’s a keeper! Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂
Excellent idea and such a great experience for all 🙂
I am so excited to try this! Um, the kids should like it too! What a fun and creative idea. Thanks so much for sharing!
What an AWESOME idea……… I will have to give this a try! and add you to my must follow list 🙂
Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl
Sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to try it!
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow
LLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE! Oh we gotta get experimenting! I can see so many possibilities with this! I bet your kids LOVED this!
Gina from Play-Based Classroom
This idea is so fun and original! I can already hear the giggles! I CAN’T wait to try this! Thanks for the idea!!!