More Balloon BanterPosted: June 21, 2011 | Author: Jena | Filed under: large motor skill, Outside, Recycling, Small Motor Skill, Water Play, Working Together | 2 Comments »
So, we’re still into balloons, and there’s a bottomless baggy full of um.
Cousin R joins us and she comes up with the idea of filling them up with water and popping them on the trampoline by jumping on them.
It’s easy to say that we have a lot of broken balloons to work with.
One early morning, Little K and I get to doing something with them.
He snips them with his little scissors.
I put out some contact paper by taping it face up to the table. This can be tricky and has taken me lots of tries to get right.
K sticks balloons bits to the contact paper for some time, but the taking off of the balloons holds his attention just as well.
J joins us and starts to dump and press balloons to the contact paper.
And voila. Big K says if I didn’t tell him they were balloons, he would have thought they were flowers. They are rather pretty when the sun shines through.
Inspired by Cousin R’s explorations, J and K ask me to blow up lots of balloons so they can step on them. In our travels, we find a balloon stuffed with other balloons, Cousin R must have done this, so we take the idea and run with it.
We blow it up with air and pop it to see what happens. We stuff our own balloons with more balloons and pop some more. It seems like an endless cycle.
Here are some of our previous posts about balloon play. summer, pools and water balloons. snipping balloons