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Balloon Pop Painting

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Pop balloons filled with paint to create unique colourful splatter art.

Materials Needed:

  • balloons (water balloons)
  • paint (colours of your choice)
  • tape
  • thick card stock
  • pin / dart/ object to pop balloon

What To Do:

  • Fill balloons with a tbsp of paint, blow them up (halfway) and tie them off.
  • Tape the balloons to the thick cardboard.
  • Using a sharp object POP each balloon.
  • The paint from the balloon will splatter all over the paper.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of blowing up a balloon, use a balloon pump or bicycle pump.
  • Mix paint with a little bit of water when filling up the balloon to create a different splatter effect.
  • Use canvas instead of paper.
  • It's messy so go outside! 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference
    manipulates small objects
    able to identify and name primary colours
    increased concentration
    understands positional words (middle, end)
    identify and name secondary colours
    learns through observations and social interactions
    understands order and process

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Last modified on Thursday, March 18, 2021
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