Posted in Crafts & Projects, DIY, Painting & Coloring Activity, Sensory Play

Painting with Balloons

Painting with Balloons is an artistic and sensory activity for kids which unleashes their creativity. Its open ended and lets your LOs explore a new way of mark making. So much fun with a lot of learning opportunities – cause and effect, color recognition, hand eye coordination, imagination skills, sense of achievement (to name a few) πŸ˜€

What you need

  • Party Balloons
  • Washable Paint
  • Muffin Tray
  • White Paper

How to

  • Blow up the balloons to the size your LOs could hold and use easily. You could blow one balloon for each color paint (match the balloon and paint colors) – we used one for each kid.
  • Pour the paint into muffin tray. You could use small bowl or plates too.
  • Let your kids dip the balloon (opposite of the balloon tie) in paint and make prints on a white paper. 

Miss A(almost 3yrs) & Miss D(22 months) had so much fun painting with balloons. The balloon slightly bounces as they press firmly on the paper. Feeling the squishy, slippery balloons was a whole new sensation for Miss D. Miss A loved to mix colors and experiment. You could also encourage kids to make patterns. πŸ‘

Use trays or sheets to cover the work area. It definitely gets messy. My LOs loved to touch and squish the paint and the balloons. Miss D enjoyed dipping her hands in paint and clapping hard.. (Imagine the mess 😫) Thanks to the washable paint, cleaning messy lil hands (face, legs- all uncovered areas πŸ˜‚) and the floor was easy. Also when you choose colors try to choose from same family (eg. Pink, red, orange or blue, green, turquoise) because after a while of experimenting mixing colors, ours turned blackish blue (We used red, blue, green, yellow)

Let the paint dry and use the paper as a book cover, gift wrapper or make bookmarks out of them for your lil readers. πŸ˜€

To make Bookmarks– Laminate the paper, cut it to the size of a bookmark, punch hole, tie a ribbon. Your cute bookmarks are ready to use. Use fancy paints (gold, silver) for older kids.

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Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!!

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