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Let's Make Balloon Friends

Through balloon creations, we will explore colors, shapes, and the limitless imagination of your child!
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Balloon modeling is an innovative way for children to develop their fine motor skills while learning a new and fun form of artistic expression.

The project begins by talking with the child about their favorite animals, objects, and creatures. Perhaps they have favorite movie or storybook character, or are beginning to learn about shapes, lines, and pathways. These are all examples of options that can be included and discussed in the activity. Next, your child will choose their balloons from a variety of color options. Then, we will begin assembling the balloon creation. This involves a review of safety when working with balloons and the balloon pump, how to properly pump the balloon with air, and then finally the steps for forming the child's creation of choice.

This project leaves many possibilities for expansion within the number of balloon creations created, the types of creations, discussion about what it means to be the "designer" of such a creation, fine motor skill practice with the twisting and shaping of the balloons; it is all open to the child's interest and abilities!

Age Group:

Materials

- Balloon Hand Pump
- Balloons
- Attention
- Fun and Excitement!

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Discuss your child's favorite animals, objects, characters and shapes. "What colors are part of this characters outfit?" "What shape is the creatures body?" "How many balloons do you think it will take to create this balloon?"
Choose balloons from a wide variety of colors.
Learn how to safely and properly handle balloon materials and pump up the balloons.
Learn the different ways of balloon assembly: How to make the knots and twists that put the balloon parts together. Reassurance and help is continually provided with each assembly step.
Clean up of the the workspace, and then enjoy the balloon creations through imaginative play.