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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sensory Balloons

I had some balloons left over from another project and thought it would be fun to make K some sensory balloons. I think I have enjoyed them almost as much as he has!

These are so easy to make, and so fun to hold/squeeze/hoard/play with! 2010-05-141

All you need are balloons and whatever you want to fill them up with.

I put one balloon inside another for extra durability and DSCN3013hopefully less risk of major messes…we’ll see how that goes :) To do so, I just used the end of a pen to push one balloon inside the other.

The ingredients I used in each balloon were salt, flour, oats, popcorn kernels and rice. The possibilities are as big as your pantry or whatever else you have lying around.

You can use a funnel or just pour it in. This is a great activity for developing coordination and fine motor skills for your kids if you want to get them involved and end up with oats all over your floor.

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Tie them up and let your little one have a fun sensory experience.



  1. That looks like a very fun activity! My son is too young but I babysit a little girl that I think would love this! Thanks for sharing :)