Ideas for using Balloons… (other than simply blowing them up). Here are some fun things to do with and make out of balloons.
I hope this post has given you some ideas for your next event. Balloons are great, versatile additions to festivities and are cheap too! Happy celebrating 🙂
I know we said 25 ideas, but here's a bonus activity to try just for fun!
These stress balls are so cute and easy to make, I just had to get the children to make them. We were learning about emotions and these seemed to be perfect to get the children talking about their feelings. These stress balloons are simply party balloons filled with playdough, with faces depicting various emotions drawn on with permanent markers. Squeezing the stress balloons is a fantastic way for little ones to strengthen their finger muscles and the children really loved how squishy they felt. It's also a whole lot cleaner than actual playdough!
We decided that non-cook playdough made a more successful dough for these stress balloons than the softer cooked dough recipe. Non cook playdough tends to be bit more stiff which means the stress balloons could be manipulated into different shapes and could hold that shape longer. it was fun squeezing them into sausages and trying to make them into hills by flattening the bottom.
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.