These are my daughter’s new friends at home- Balloon People or Balloon Friends, as she calls them.
Best part of this is that she designed them all.
She has had a lot of balloons in her room for her 4th birthday.
She has made some balloon drawings on some of those.
And one of the balloon drawings she made had faces on it and I got an idea to further extend it. So I cut facial features from craft foam in various shapes. Here is the lot I cut…
Then invited putti and told her my idea about turning some the balloons into people by adding facial features.
She loved it and started going through the parts I had cut. She did ask me to cut eye balls, teeth that I had missed out. Then she was all set. She applied some school glue to the craft foam…
And glued them on the balloon, it was kinda slippery, but soon she got a hold of it.
The white glue dries clear so don’t worry.
Here it is after it dried.
These are some of the other balloon people she created…
These balloon friends have encouraged lots of pretend play too. We have had lots of pretend birthdays with each of her new friend getting a party hat/ crown.
Don’t they all look cute ?
You could use the craft foam with a sticky back too, makes it much easier, no need for glue. And I think this can be a fun activity for kids and adults at any party.
This Post was written by Roopa, mother of a beautiful 4yr girl and the author of the blog Putti Prapancha, which literally means ‘Putti’s World’ She shares fun artsy ideas and simple crafts for kids that she and her daughter ‘Putti’ enjoy doing together. Most of her ideas dont require a trip to the craft store, they use everyday material to create art. You can find her on facebook, google+, twitter .