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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Balloon Buddies





Time: 1-1 ½ Hours
Grade Level: Pre-K & up



What you Need:

1-piece of construction paper or poster board.
Pencil
Blunt end scissors
Magic markers
1-balloon
Scotch tape
Double-stick tape

What to Do:

1. Place the construction paper on the floor or a hard surface.


2. Stand on the construction paper with both heels together in a “V” shape.


3. Use the pencil to trace around both feet leaving a space between the feet. (grown-ups are great tracing helpers)


4. Color or outline the toe nails with markers.


5. Cut out the feet with scissors leaving them together at the heels.


6. Hole-punch or poke a hole in the space between the heels with a pencil.


7. Reinforce by placing a piece of tape around the front side and back of the hole.


8. Blow up the balloon and tie a knot in the neck of the balloon.


9. Gently pull the knot of the balloon through the hole.


10. Fasten the balloon to the feet with a piece of tape.


11. Draw with markers a face and hair or ears. Or for ears tape a half circle cut from left over paper to the sides of the balloon. Or for hair cut stripes in the paper and double stick tape the hair to the top of the balloon.


12.Use double stick tape to stabilize or hold the balloon onto the table.



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