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Got any balloon adapters lying around?
I’m going to be honest here. I don’t know who is more obsessed with fast filling water balloons, me or the kids. I have childhood memories that are hours long of filling water balloons in my parent’s guest bathroom. Covering the bathroom in water, soaking myself, breaking half the balloons and emerging with only about 15 really usable ones.
So for me the greatest advancement in childhood since my ’80s upbringing is those fast filling water balloons (like Bunch o Balloons). I can make 100s of water balloons in minutes? Sign me up.
And because I’m so obsessed… let’s just say we have a few of those balloon adapters lying around.
A Simple Upcycled Process Art Activity
Using these balloon adapters made for one easy process art activity.
But wait – what is process art?
Process art is a fancy way of saying “art that doesn’t have a predetermined outcome”. I didn’t decide what I wanted this art to look like. I just gave my son (age 4) the supplies and let him be on his merry way.
The supplies I used to make this project happen
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There isn’t much too this upcycled process art – just squirt some paint on your canvas and let your kiddo have at it!
There are so many ways to paint!
My son figured out a few different ways to paint with these, like fanning them out, walking them or using the other end as a circle stamp.
He worked up and down his canvas making different designs and telling me all about his creations. I loved that these balloon adapters got a second chance at life!
I’m glad I picked a big cardboard box as our canvas. I liked the size of it – it’s always nice to have a giant canvas to work with – and I liked that it was thick enough to handle all this fun.
Something about the large size of the space was so inviting to create on.
So maybe it’s ok that I have this obsession with fast filling water balloons. I mean, at least this craze got me a cool upcycled process art activity out of it so I’ll take that as a win.
Will your kids try painting with their balloon adapters?