Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blowing Up Balloons

I thought it would be fun to blow up balloons, then put colored embroidery floss with glue | water | cornstarch. I had a few crafty people on my hands: My nephew Evan and Isaak.

Go figure Isaak kept running off to blow up more balloons, letting them go, and spit was flying places (ewww). The noise of the balloons going places was bugging me.

There was not much help from the little people that day. Evan stayed around to watch me, and all the other kids ran all over annoying me. Also Travis AKA Dad was on his phone talking to the rental car people. He kept saying to me, "Can you keep them quiet please." I felt like yelling, Go outside on the porch to talk to the rental car people. He was talking on a cell phone. Finally I said with gluey fingers pointing, "Go outside!"

It's funny when a kid craft project is going on. They were all picky about the colors of their  embroidery floss. Then they came in from outside and all said, "Can we pop them now?" I said, "They have to dry for a day. I heard a bunch little voices saying, "Awww!" My nephews were worried they wouldn't get theirs back. Humm...remember I was the one pretty much doing them all?! I assured them they would get them back at the family function the next day.

My boys did end up popping them on Easter. Isaak's was more glue | water and embroidery floss. Mica's was more cornstarch | water and embroidery floss. The colors in Isaak's was easier to see. Mica's was stiffer, and will hold up better. I imagine an even mix of both would be great. I didn't put candy in them. You can. I just kept them plain. I didn't buy a lot of candy this year. I sent my nephew's home with my sister to pop at their house. 

You can do: 
  • Red, green and white ones for Christmas
  • Blue, red and white ones for the 4th of July
  • Green, yellow and white for St. Patty's Day
  • Pink, red and white for Valentines day
  • Burlap string ones for Thanksgiving
Or just let the kids pick whatever colors they want like I did.

Have you made these before?


Masshole Mommy said...

That is a pretty neat idea. I think I did this in summer day camp when I was a kid, but forgot all about it.

~ Noelle said...

Have never done this...
But it might be fun to do with Broxton one day soon.
Thanks for sharing so that I can think about it. lol

Cascia Talbert said...

I've never done this before. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a terrific weekend!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I've seen this on Pinterest and thought it looked cool. We haven't tried it yet, but maybe will do it for a summer craft. The boys did a good job on theirs!

mail4rosey said...

I've never done it but I'm going to do it. That's really cool!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

my kids love blowing baloons as well and they enjoy the funny sound coming out of it when they release it..I know, it's annoying..but funny at the same time :)

Eat To Live said...

I made string eggs like that many years ago. They used to cut them and put a decoration in them.


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