Painting with Water Balloons & Kid's Co-op Link Party 11



painting with water balloons

After having so much fun with our fly swatter painting last week, we were in the mood for some more outdoor art. Painting with water balloons was pretty easy to do and my son really liked this activity. The results weren't what I expected, but (as always) I think the process was more important than the product. 

To inspire us, we read another book illustrated by Stephen Gammell called The Burger and the Hot Dog, a collection of funny food-related poems. 


Painting with water balloons was the perfect activity to replicate Gammell's splattery style.  I used a plastic medicine syringe to put paint in some water balloons.

painting with water balloons

Filled them up (HATE this part - should've gotten better balloons. Do they sell the kind that fill and tie themselves?)

painting with water balloons

Drew loved it.  Lainey's involvement was limited to squeezing a balloon and becoming irate when it popped in her hands. 

Stomping the balloons:

painting with water balloons

The color was very light, I should have added more paint and less water.  Either way, Drew wasn't much interested in the colors.  He just liked breaking the balloons.

painting with water balloons



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How've you been getting messy this week?  I'd love for you to link up.  I'll be sharing your ideas throughout the week on my facebook page and the Kid's Co-op Pinterest Board.


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6 comments:

  1. This looks like a whole lot of fun!

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  2. Oh my goodness, my kids would love smashing these balloons. What a great activity. Pinning it to my summer fun board. Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. What a cool activity! We'll have to try it once it warms up here!

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  4. How fun!! My boys would go ecstatic over this. Can't wait for a warm day to give it a try!

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  5. FUN!!! I have to try this! We have a ton of water balloons...I just found them in a box. I think I won them in a contest at my old job (random, I know!). Pinning!

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  6. Such fun!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focused on all sorts of water play this week, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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