Here’s a fun project you can do with your kids—a colorful DIY balloon bowl you can make from scratch!
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DIY Balloon Bowl You Can Actually Make from Scratch
What You Need
- Confetti or sheets of recycled paper
- Safety scissors
- Glue/Mod Podge
- Pie pan or similar container
Step 1: Prep the Confetti
This first step is the fun and easiest part of the project because all you need to do is to cut little strips of paper with your kids. Cut as much as you can—the more the merrier, right? They don’t have to be uniform in size.
On that note, do you remember how as a kid, you used to cut paper only for the fun of it? I do too, and I’m pretty sure we all have kids who also love to do just that.
Step 2: Make the First Layer
Now, blow up a balloon to about regular size, and not so stretched out that it can easily pop. Next, set it up in a pie pan or a similar container to keep it from wobbling all over the place.
Keep the round part without the knot facing your direction, then spread glue on the top half of the balloon using a paintbrush. You might also want to try this craft if you have lots of glue to spare.
Pour glue into a bowl or plate, then dip the balloon, tilting it from side to side for even coverage. Sprinkle confetti on top of the glued area, or you may also want to try dipping the balloon into the container of confetti.
Finally, let it dry for the next layer.
Step 3: Add More Layers
Once the first layer has dried, add more layers of glue and confetti. Doing so will create a sturdier bowl. Here’s a tip: If you want the bowl to have a flat bottom, press it down a flat surface lightly.
Step 4: Pop the Balloon
Here comes the fun finale! You are going to pop the balloon, and this is what the pin is for. Poof! The balloon will go, so cover those ears. You’ll have an amazing work of art you made on your own.
Step 5: Trim the Edges
It’s up to you to trim the edges around the bowl if you want a clean finish. Personally, I like it with the rough edges. It gives it personality or a more whimsical look.
You can also make more so you can get artistic with it. In fact, you can do a glitter balloon bowl or a button balloon bowl, and even edible chocolate bowls.
There are endless balloon bowl ideas you can do if you put your DIY heart into it, indeed!
Want to see another balloon bowl design? The video below has zebra stripes in its confetti. Check it out here:
There you go, crafters! A DIY balloon bowl project you can make with your little crafters. Bring out the DIY streak in your kids and make these simple projects they can be proud of.
Pretty soon, they’ll be making DIY projects of their own. These easy balloon bowl crafts should make a fitting rite of passage for your budding DIY-er!
Will you be making a balloon bowl this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 28, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.