Pop into Learning! 10 Balloon Activities Kids Love

After parties, hosts often find themselves with leftover balloons. Make the most of this leftover decor with this eclectic collection of hands-on crafts and games!

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Host a Balloon Olympiad

Host a Balloon Olympiad

The next time your kids are pent up inside because of bad weather, try hosting a Balloon Olympics!
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Make Paper Mache Characters

Make Paper Mache Characters

Help your child to create a familiar favorite from a book or series he adores out of papier-mache. Exercise your child's imagination and language arts skills.
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Make a Balloon Greenhouse

Make a Balloon Greenhouse

Make your own greenhouse - out of a balloon! Your child will learn how greenhouses work as they plant radish seeds and watch them grow.
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Make a Glittering String Ball

Make a Glittering String Ball

Your child will jump at the chance to get messy (under adult supervision, of course) with this project and create some unique home decor that really shines!
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Make a Glowing Orb Lantern

Make a Glowing Orb Lantern

Create a beautiful tissue paper lantern with your child to help brighten up a special occasion.
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Make Your Own Pinata!

Make Your Own Pinata!

Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
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Make a Hovercraft!

Make a Hovercraft!

Here's a fun activity that will introduce your fourth grader to the concept of frictionless motion by constructing a hovercraft.
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Play an ABC Balloon Game

Play an ABC Balloon Game

Celebrate Read Across America Day with your kindergartener by playing an alphabet balloon volley game inspired by "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" by Dr. Seuss.
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Make a Mini-Marshmallow Popper

Make a Mini-Marshmallow Popper

Learn about construction while making a fun new toy, the Mini-Marshmallow Popper.
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Skewered Balloons!

Skewered Balloons!

Explore the chemistry of latex polymers with this outrageous, hilarious science activity.
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