When I went out shopping a few weeks ago I saw this balloon making kit, and immediately thought of my littlest nephew. I am not sure why, maybe because we had so much fun with the paper airplane kit I bought him last Christmas. Anyway, this year, I am not buying all the nieces and nephews Christmas presents - but I picked this up for him anyway.
Turns out this past week, the poor kiddo had a high fever for several days, and came down to visit. Just like any parent, aunts want to do whatever is in our power to help them feel better, so I brought out the balloon animal kit.
He was so excited. It took us a while to figure out the mechanics of the balloon. Our second balloon we attempted to make a giraffe. Even with the proportions a little out of whack, I think we were successful The Third balloon we popped while twisting it. The fourth one we turned into a dog.
not bad for my first time:
After that it was bedtime, but I really looked forward to making more the next day. When I got back home, he runs over and tells me he broke the pump. I crazy glued it back together, but it didn't work properly. We were both upset. So I went to amazon and bought two air pumps (I won't let mine break!), 250 balloons and a balloon book. We can't wait for it to arrive so we can make more animals and swords.
I might turn this into a little hobby, making balloon animals at family parties or in a park for strangers. :)