I finally actually did something theme-related for TSNEM! For February the theme was Tactile craft and my kids and I made balloon string art!
We actually did this activity on the last day of February! I almost missed the February cut off for tactile craft.
These are pretty easy to do and you don’t need too much in the way of supplies. This isn’t really a tutorial since there are plenty you can find online (and because Silly Bean popped the balloons before I could pictures of them all once they were dry).
Here Silly Bean is modelling the supplies you need 😉
- Yarn or string
- White glue
- Container to put the glue in
It’s best to cut the yarn into long pieces before starting as your fingers will be covered in glue and bits of yarn in no time. Cut a whole lot of strands of yarn, more than you think you’ll need.
Mix the glue with equal parts water and pour into a low dish. Dip the strands one at a time in the glue and wrap around the balloon. Once done let dry overnight! And that’s it!
Now I didn’t take pictures of the process because I didn’t want glue all over my camera but I’ll try this again with the girls and maybe I’ll remember to take pictures.
I was hoping to show what their balloons looked like but like I said Silly Bean popped the balloons before I got pictures.
Miss V wasn’t into it at all. She normally doesn’t mind getting dirty but apparently that only applies to mud. So her balloon had one string total wrapped around it.
Silly Bean did a little more but wouldn’t go around her balloon for a second time because she too wasn’t too fond of the sticky fingers.
Basically it’s an easy craft for kids but probably best for kids who don’t mind their fingers being a little sticky.