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Balloon Pet

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

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Melissa Allen
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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 instead, we created our own adorable creatures at home with some balloons and other arts and crafts supplies we had at home.

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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