Balloon Painting 5 Ways


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Today, we are debuting the Paint & PLAY Series with BALLOON ART. The creative challenge this week was to find ways to paint using balloons. We tried 5 different balloon painting techniques to see which was the most fun!
5 FUN Ways to Paint with Balloons

Balloon POP Painting
Balloon POP painting has been on our to do list for a long time now, and it definitely didn't disappoint.  I filled about 40 balloons with paint and air so that Rosie and Jewel could pop them, and I only wish I had filled more.  To fill the balloons I used a plastic condiment bottle with a long skinny tip like this one.  I poured the paints into the bottle one by one.  I watered each washable tempera color down a bit to save a little money and help the paint splatter from the balloons more.  Then I squeezed the paint into the balloons and filled them with air.  It was actually very easy once I figured out to use the condiment bottle.

Once the balloons were filled I taped them to poster board outside.

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For older kids you can give them darts to pop the balloons, but I wanted to create a more toddler safe way to balloon POP paint so I gave Rosie and Jewel kabob skewers. This worked great!
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The girls had so much FUN popping the balloons to make art.
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paint and play
The only complaint was that the balloons went too fast. Rosie and Jewel LOVED popping them, and popped all 40 in a matter of minutes. I would also recommend having your kids wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from paint splatter. Other then that this activity was SO FUN! The art was BEAUTIFUL, too!
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Balloon PUNCH Painting
Set up for this was super simple, and Rosie loved the activity.  I bought a pack of punch balloons from Dollar Tree (the big balloons on a rubber band), put out some paint piles on poster board, and let Rosie go nuts.

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She had a blast!
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Again, really pretty pieces were the result of this process driven art

Water Balloon Painting
To make water paint balloons I used our pumpinator and filled it with watered down liquid water colors. If you don't have a water balloon pumpinator I highly recommend them.  We bought ours last year, and it has been worth every penny!  I let Rosie make a few water paint balloons for the experience of it, but I prepped most of them in advance.  Then I hung poster board outside and let the girls go nuts.

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The girls loved water balloon painting!
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water balloon painting
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The art was really pretty, too!
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The water balloons did go fast, but they always do don't they? Next time I will make a ton more!

Balloon SQUIRT Painting
For balloon squirt painting I filled a couple regular balloons with watered down liquid watercolors. Then we pierced a tiny hole in them.
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The girls had a blast squirting the colorful water to create art.
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Easy Peasy Balloon Painting
For easy peasy balloon painting we blew up a few balloons and painted with them, using them as a type of paint brush or printing stamp. Just hold your balloon, dip it in paint, and paint!

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Don't forget to pop over to Housing a Forest to see

Stay Tuned Next Week for more Paint & PLAY!

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