Oct 31, 2013
Toddler Art Class: Balloon "Ghosts"
Party balloons make bouncy (sometimes startling) paintbrushes.
Art Project: Painting with balloons
Ghosts in the house! / Kohara, Kazuno
What Kids Do:
the original idea was that kids would bounce their balloons on the page, making circles, but most kids preferred to swipe broad swaths of paint across the page.
-- it's a good idea to remind parents that balloons can be a choking hazard.
--have the other adults help you blow up the balloons.
--balloons may pop while kids are using them. Use helium-quality balloons for a longer lasting balloon.
--blow them up only to a small size that kids can hold in their hands.
Adult Challenge: Don't tell your child that their artwork is pretty. This is my favorite challenge to issue because it's so difficult and so thought-provoking. There's an excellent chapter all about this very concept in the book The Artful Parent that I highly recommend reading.