Friday, December 28, 2012

Balloon Games

Since Busy was a baby she has loved balloons! Every time we walk into Kroger she scouts out the new seasonal balloons then asks if she can get one of those or if she can get a white 'Kroger' balloon (the free kind). Every holiday we get her a crazy big balloon that lasts for what seems like weeks.

We got some regular balloons the other day for some experiments and you would have thought she won the lottery! This is what we did with them today....

We made a zip line - 
What you need
1 balloon, tape, a drinking straw and yarn
What to do
1. Tape one end of the yarn to the wall 
2. Thread the yarn through the straw then tape the other end of the yarn to an adjacent wall.
3. Blow up the balloon just a bit and tape the straw to the balloon.
4. Let the balloon go letting the air propel it across the yarn to the other side of the room :)                                    

We also made a pouf popper - 
What you need
a paper cup, 1 balloon, poufs ( like the kind we used in the candy corn craft) and some scissors
What to do
1. Cut a hole in the bottom of the cup
2. Blow up the balloon just a bit and tie it off
3. Cut off the top 1/4 of the balloon and stretch it around the bottom of the cup.
4. Put a pouf in the cup, pull the tied end of the balloon back and let go, sending the pouf across the room :)

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