Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal 09 (1)

Stress balls. Do you remember those? It’s been years since I’ve come across one. Are they still around? Filled with mystery gunk they were great to squish. These squishy balloons are DIY versions.

Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal

With the help of a funnel and a chopstick to push stubborn bits through, I filled balloons with what we had in our pantry: salt, lentils, dried peas, flour and rice. It was harder than I thought and took much longer than I anticipated. I’m glad I prepared these the night before instead of 5 minutes before the activity with kids around.

E enjoyed squeezing the balloons.

Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal 02 (1)

I placed some paint on paper plates and little hands were in there in no time.

Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal 04 (1)

Paint squishy heaven.

Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal 05 (1)

Dip squishy balloons into the paint and stamp/drag on a large piece of paper.

Balloon Painting Lessons Learnt Journal 06 (1)

The squishy balloons can be washed, dried and used again.

Production of Christmas wrapping paper has commenced.

Lesson learnt: you don’t need to spend lots of money to have fun.


E: 15 months

Lessons Learnt Journal

This post was shared in the following link up parties:

No Time for Flash Cards Link & Learn

It’s Playtime

The Nurture Store Play Academy

About the author

Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.