. Instagram Facebook Pinterest Twitter

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Balloon Boppers (Easy Kids Fun)

Last month I posted at Darling Doodles about these fun things I made for my kids.  Check out her site for awesome printables and cute ideas!

A quick trip to the dollar store will get you all the supplies you'll need for an afternoon of balloon-swatting.  For each bopper you'll need 

a car wash sponge and a bag of balloons. Pick up a free paint stirrer from the hardware store or your own garage!

Sand the paint stick so there are no splinters and paint if desired. Use a serrated knife to cut a slit into the center of the sponge on one end, and cut a depth about to the middle...please don't cut your hand!  Spread some hot glue on the end of the stick and push it in.

Blow up a few balloons and let the kids go crazy...but not too crazy :)  Not bad for a dollar per person and some balloons. Hope you'll try it!

If you want to do this activity outside, consider getting a larger, heavier blow up  "punch ball" as it won't be so easily lost in the breeze.

Image Map


  1. That is brilliant!!! I love this! Can't wait to try with the boys thanks for the idea!! Stopping by from Wildly Original.

  2. So simple, it's genius! Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!!!!

  3. Love it! Our current weather pattern has us stuck in the house and this will definitely be in rotation.

  4. Genius! Totally pinned this!! Visiting from Two Yellow Birds.

  5. Oh my gosh, that looks like fun. The last time we were at the dollar store we bought water cannons. We haven't figured out what we're making yet.

    So fun.

    Thanks for stopping by My Card Party!

  6. What a creative idea, never thought or seen this before! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/07/super-summer-saturday_13.html


  7. LOVE this idea Steph! Pinned and featuring tonight!

  8. What a fun idea!! My kiddos would love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring it at tonights link party!

  9. Just wanted to let you know that you were featured as one of our favorites today on Super Summer Saturday: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/07/super-summer-saturday_27.html! Thanks for linking up and what a fun idea!