A party isn’t a party without balloons, but what do you do with those leftover balloons stashed in the cupboard? The perfect solution is to let kids use them to make fun balloon crafts. Each of these activities will keep the kids entertained for hours, plus they are all simple ideas using items you probably already have at home.
Wacky Sacks — Balloons filled with play dough from Somewhat Simple
Fill balloons with play dough, then squeeze, mould and throw.
Confetti Balloon Bowl from DIY Ready
Cover half of the balloon in glue and confetti, then pop the balloon and you are left with a colourful bowl. This also works well with assorted colourful buttons.
Water balloon painting from Meri Cherry
Paint water balloons, then give the water balloons a bath in a tub of water and start all over again. This is a great outside activity for those times kids feel like making a mess.
Make your own balloon car from Cool Progeny
Make a car and watch how it moves when powered by the attached balloon. A balloon powered car is such a simple concept but still so much fun.
Balloon puppies from The Craft Train
Make These cute puppies with balloons, a texta, some crepe paper and ribbon. Kids love walking these puppies around the house.
Balloon print spider craft for kids by I Hearty Crafty Things
Use balloons to paint circles, then turn the circles into spiders. Kids could also use their imagination to turn the balloon painting into any creature they like.
Balloon Rocket by Paging Fun Mums
Draw a rocket onto your balloon, then watch it fly on a piece of string.
DIY water balloon flip flops by About a Mom
Give ordinary flip flops a new life with a packet of colourful water balloons attached to the shoe straps.
Balloon bracelets by Kids Activities Blog
Use balloons of any size along with a piece of thin elastic to create a colourful bracelet. These look especially great when made with narrow balloons.
Frozen Dinosaur Eggs by Paging Fun Mums
These dinosaur eggs looks like so much fun. Stuff a small toy dinosaur into a balloon, fill with water and food colouring if you want coloured eggs, an freeze. Then pull the balloon of the frozen egg, give the kids a hammer (and safety glasses) and let them smash their way through the egg to retrieve the dinosaur.
Balloon Yo-Yo by Tinkerlab
Fill a balloon with uncooked rice, small seeds or beans, attach some rubber bands and you have a balloon yo-yo that will keep kids occupied for hours.
DIY pool noodle pom pom shooter by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
These pom pom shooters make a great rainy day activity. Put a pom pom inside, pull back the balloon end and a pom pom comes flying out.
Paper mache globe by One Charming Party
What kids doesn’t love paper mache? Make this globe by sticking strips of newspaper dipped in glue to a blown up balloon. Then pop the balloon, paint the globe blue and stick on the continents.
Do you have any other craft ideas that you can make with a balloon? We would love you to share in the comments below X