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Balloon Pet

Balloon Pet
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Melissa Allen
400 Projects

Every time I walk into a market these days, my children gravitate towards those those walking Mylar balloon animals. As cute as they are, their price tags diminish their appeal--so we decided it was high time we created our own adorable creatures! 

How We Did It

Balloon Pet

My five-year-old and I made these balloons just for a day of fun...but don't you think they'd be a great party decor idea?

Balloon Pet

I blew up the balloon, then Emma added on details with a permanent marker. We made a ladybug and a puppy, but there are so many possibilities...

Balloon Pet

We folded construction paper strips accordion-style to create legs and stuck them on with glue dots. We also used glue dots to add googly eyes and the ribbon leash. I was afraid by using glue it would dry and pop the balloon, but glue dots worked perfectly. Double-sided tape would also work well, I imagine.

Balloon Pet

Both my kids (ages 5 and 2) had an absolute blast with these little guys. They went on walks, played house, and even fed their little pets. Yes, we are indeed craving a dog in this family, but these balloon pets will suffice for now. Another fun part to this craft was watching them shrink a little each day. My son thought it was hilarious to see his puppy get smaller with each day, especially since the ears and legs stay the same size!

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My child and I completed Balloon Pet.hi

posted by: jie on 2.21.2013

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I always wanted to learn how to make these... love it!

posted by: Jen on 10.16.2012

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I'm going to try this for the next party I plan, too cute and just like the ones you can get at the mall!

posted by: Patty on 10.16.2012

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Adorable !!!

posted by: Laura on 10.16.2012

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