Balloon Dart Painting is SO much fun! But lets face it, filling balloons with paint, pumping them up and tying them off is super messy and not at all easy! After 2 failed, messy attempts, Mr11, Mr9, Mr4 & I decided to head in a different direction! Dipping the balloons in paint proved much easier, and believe it or not, not near as messy as trying to fill them!
As you can imagine, the boys were all in when I mentioned the words ‘paint, darts and balloons’. I don’t blame them!
Setting up takes a little bit of prep, but once you have your area ready, the fun, mess and squeals of joy begin!
Washable Kids Paint
Large piece of Cardboard
Step 1. Set up your area! Lay a drop cloth or shower curtain on the floor surrounding your area. We used a large piece of cardboard, folded into three sections. Lay a piece of butchers paper on the middle section and hold in place with pushpins or bulldog clips. These extra side sections will collect a lot of paint splatters, minimising clean up. This activity is best done outdoors, and using washable paint means you can hose away any paint splattered further than your covered area.
Step 2. Prepare the balloons! Pump up your balloons with air and dip the bottom into a cup of paint.
Step 3. Attach each balloon to the paper with pushpins. Now you’re ready to start throwing!
Probably not a group activity but for 1:1 or in this case 1:3, its totally manageable and the finished artwork is a ‘hole-y’ masterpiece! Are you brave enough to try this? I’d love to see your finished products! Don’t forget to tag us in your pics or use our hashtags #craftylivingkids!