Balloon Critters

Balloon Critters

This fun little kids craft project shows you how to make balloon critters out of balloons and flour. They are super cute and adorably squishy. They are great fathers day or mothers day gifts as they can be used as paper weights.

What you need

Balloons
Funnel
Flour (any type)
Pipe cleaners, wool or string for hair.
Craft glue
Eye stickers,wobble eyes,buttons or a marker pen for the eyes.

Instructions

Start by filling your balloon with flour. Use a chopstick or pen to help push the flour down the funnel.

Use the funnel to add flour

Use a pen to push the flour down

Once you have filled the balloon tie a knot in the top and use your finger to make an indentation for the mouth and nose. The more you fill it the harder it will be to squish your features into place.

Balloon Face Indentation

Make the face

Finish off by adding the eyes and some hair to cover up the knot.

All done!



What you need

Balloons
Colored crochet string
P.V.A Glue (white wood glue)Plastic bag
Lace or Ribbon

Instructions

This free Easter craft project shows you how to make a string Easter basket which is great for gift giving.

This is a messy craft so you will need to cover your work area with something like plastic bags (so things don’t stick to it).

Blow up the balloon to the size you want your finished egg decoration to be.

Multi colored string looks great as well as plain colored string depending on the effect you want. Put the colored crochet string in a plastic bag and put the stiffener or wood glue in the bag.

Add a little bit of water to dilute the glue and to make it easier to work with. Make sure string is well covered.

Pull the string out of the bag a bit at a time. Use your fingers to squeeze excess stiffener off.

Wrap around the balloon in a criss cross fashion. Wrap it until it is well covered. The idea is not to make it solid so allow small gaps in between the layers of thread. Allow it to dry.

When the string egg is dry pop the balloon and remove it. Then you can glue ribbons, pearls, laces, or other decorations on the outside. Or you can cut it open and fill with shredded paper and other decorations.

Glue the seam back together with wood glue.

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