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Bouncy Balloon Splat Painting

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kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat


This activity is loads of fun for any age but can get very messy so is best done outside on a sunny day. Children (and grown ups!) will love dipping the water-filled balloons into paint and bouncing them on an elastic string to make a splat painting.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Balloons
Elastic (old rubber bands work well)
Water
Large sheet of paper
Washable paint
Trays for paint (we used plastic plates)



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat
Cheap materials


Method
Lay out a large sheet of paper somewhere outside that you don't mind getting messy with some paint. We used washable paint so it was easy to hose off the ground afterwards.



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat


Fill some water into a balloon then blow up and tie it. The water is just to weigh down the balloon and let it bounce on the elastic. You can try adding different levels of water into each one for different weights of balloon.



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat
Experiment with different quantities of water to make heavier and lighter balloons


Tie a length of elastic onto the end of each balloon. An old rubber band works well.



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat
Ready for the messy part


Put a few colours of paint into different trays beside the paper
The children can now dip their balloons into the paint



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat
The fun begins


Now hold the elastic and bounce the balloon onto the paper making paint splats all over it.
Have fun experimenting with different balloons, colours and bouncing techniques!



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat




kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat


You could cut your final artwork into shapes and make a collage with it, or use it as fun wrapping paper.



kids messy play activity, balloon paint splat
The final artwork was quite pretty and would make interesting paper for use in a collage


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#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any age
#Messy play
#Balloons
#Paint
#Wrapping paper
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