Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Balloon Painting

Balloon painting is an old favorite of mine. I love how the kids giggle when I tell them what we are painting with

All you need is some balloons blown up to different sizes (manageable sizes for little hands), paint and paper

I love that it looks like tie dye

Jada loved bouncing her balloons

Another great art filled afternoon


Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea! I can just see how my kids will love this activity

Michelle said...

Fun, fun, fun :-) I'm going to have to do this again soon - thanks for the reminder of such a great activity!!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

This looks like a blast! We had some fun with balloons last week - we painted ON the balloons (as well a couple activities) - but haven't used the balloons to paint WITH - and I absolutely love that Tie Dyed look you guys got! Maybe we'll be doing this after Henry's birthday party next week with some left over balloons :)

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Cate said...

how divine - she does look so happy in her work. Would it work even better if the balloons were filled up a bit with water? Would that give them more squish? Just thinking out loud :-)

Andrea said...

Cate: That is a fab idea I will give that a try next time. Or even in the bathtub that would be awesome!!!

melismama said...

Hi, a new follower here! Found you at Sun Scholars link up today! Love your blog...


Jodie said...

My daughter would love to paint with balloons! Thanks for sharing

Shilps said...

Hi Andrea,
Do you think a nearly 19 month old toddler can do the balloon painting as I have one and it seems pretty interesting to do. Thanks a lot

Andrea said...

Shilps I'm sure your daughter would love this activity. As long as you watched her closely so she didn't put the balloons in her mouth. I burst them when we were finished and double baged them so Jada or the dog couldn't find them in the trash.

Jenny said...

Super fun! Might try this tomorrow!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks super cute! Did you read a book to go along with this activity?

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Oooohhhh, I never would have thought of that! What a fun idea!

Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

Thanks for stopping by!
:)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...


Super cute! I love that this is great for my son Moose with his fine motor challenges...

If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

Messy Kids said...

This idea and the straw painting were great. I've included this project as well on my weekly Do Something! posting.

Rachele @ Messy Kids

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I just found your blog linked on another blog (about things they want to make with their kids).

I love these projects you do with your daughter. I have a 2 year old and am always looking for fun new creative things to do with her :)

I have bookmarked your site and will be checking in often!


Sheryl @ Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds said...

Hi Andrea - just wanted to let you know we tried this with our 2's class today. Thank you for the inspiration!


Anonymous said...

I am a preschool teacher and a variation is sand inside balloons not blown up the kids can even drop them on paper that is in a tub. Miss Vonnie infants and twos preschool teacher.

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This is fabulous! I look forward to trying it with my son soon.

I discovered you via pinterest.

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