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::: another angle on balloon painting

Sure we’ve done balloon painting before. On the table top

and balloons filled with water and used forย yo-yo splat painting

but this time the children were having a go at the upright easels.

Apart from the pure enjoyment of it the children discovered, quite by accident that mixing colours together created new colours …

Once discovered, the slimy sensation of rubbing the balloon around was positively too delicious for some of the children.

While other simply enjoyed the sensation of bouncing the balloons across the paper.

However they did it the effect was truly beautiful.

More importantly …

the children just had so much fun!

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8 Responses to “another angle on balloon painting”

  1. Bianca says:

    You know I have never given this a go but it looks like such sensational fun. Each painting looks just like a giant celebration!

    ::: It’s so delicious discovering new ideas isn’t it Bianca … Go for it. It’s such FUN! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dana Gorman says:

    are the balloons used on the easel also full of water or air?

    ::: Dana they were full of air but a little water would also work. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. They had this set up at Paint n Play today and Sarah loved it! I think they may have recently caught on to your blog because there’s been a few times now where we turn up and they have some lovely play-based activity ๐Ÿ˜€

    ::: That’s great to hear Kate. I think the idea that children ALWAYS learn best through the joy of play is really sinking in! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. judyperry says:

    WOW! Its awesome. I think my baby girl’ll be joys more doing this painting.

    ::: We hope you both have fun with it Judy. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Susan says:

    We love balloon painting. The effect is so amazing. I can’t wait to try the yo-yo splat painting as soon as the weather warms up!

    ::: Have FUN Susan! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is great … we’re thinking of using this as an engagement activity for 4-8 year olds … we’re thinking of using a limited palette of black and white … is that going to be to boring … i’ve noticed that the pictures they use to stimulate babies are high contrast b+w patterns .. and that’s what interests me but is this right for 4-8 year olds?

    ::: Dave, there is just one way to find out … Try it and see! Let us know what happens. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Gwynn Torres says:

    Looks like a fun technique. Weโ€™re planning to try it.

    Hereโ€™s an idea for taking their art pads up to mural-size. Because I worked in advertising, I knew outdoor sign companies overprinted billboards, bus stop signs and other big posters, so they would have replacements for backup. After the run of the ad campaign, these panels are usually disposed of. I used to ask the outdoor companies for these leftovers, so I could bring them home and tack on the fence, so that my kids could have mural size canvases to create on. And some of these individual panels were up to 4โ€™ x 5โ€™ each.

    Sometimes the kids would fill the sheet with lots of little images, which were some sometimes related, sometimes not, and other times theyโ€™d do one big image to take advantage of the scale.

    While many outdoor boards are now printed on vinyl, which doesn’t hold paint well, you can still come across paper leftovers if you try.

    The kids will love it.

  8. Love this idea! Every child can demonstrate their creative ability. Each work of art will be unique and different for each child.