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Water Balloon Painting Activity

This balloon painting has got to be the highlight of our summer! This summer craft for kids is the perfect blend of an art project and a summer activity for kids. It is quick and easy to get ready and loads of fun to try this water balloon painting! Plus when you finish this water balloon activity, you will have a fun keepsake of your summer fun. This balloon paint art is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

This balloon painting has got to be the highlight of our summer! This summer craft for kids is the perfect blend of an art project and a summer activity for kids. It is quick and easy to get ready and loads of fun to try this water balloon painting! Plus when you finish this water balloon activity, you will have a fun keepsake of your summer fun. This balloon paint art is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

Balloon Painting

Get ready to WOW your kids with this balloon painting project for kids of all ages! You will want to add this balloon paint art to your summer bucket list. This outdoor summer game is such a fun, memorable activity your kids will be talking about this for years and years to come!  Try this balloon splatter painting with preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students. So take your water balloon fun to the next level with this paint filled water balloons idea this summertime!

 

Water Balloon Painting

All you need for this EPIC summer activity for kids are a few simple materials and a couple minutes prep:

  • water balloons
  • tempera paint
  • water (from a hose is easiest)
  • poster board (or canvas for those whose primary goal is a keepsake project)
  • painters tape

Balloon Splatter Painting

Water Balloon Activity

The process is just as much fun as this balloon art project! But first, a little set-up. Lay a poster board on your driveway or lawn away from things you don’t want to get a little splatter on it.

summer arts and crafts

Summer Arts and Crafts

Add elements to your artwork if you like by putting painters tape on the poster bord now. You could spell your child’s name, add a circle in bottom right for sunset, shapes, etc.

name crafts for preschool

Name Crafts for Preschool

Make your child’s name out of painters tape BEFORE you start the balloon splatter painting

water balloon activity for preschoolers

Balloon Paint Art

You will need a mixture of half tempera paint and half water that you will squeeze into a water balloon. I did this project when our tempera paint was about half gone. I just added water, put water in those bottles, replaced the lid and shook well to mix. AFter you fill a water balloon,  tie off. Put the balloon in a bucket with a little water to make sure the balloons don’t pop.

Repeat with as many balloons as you like. You can use just shades of your favorite color, lots of colors in the rainbow, or whatever other color combination you like.

water balloon drop

Balloon Splatter Painting

The next part of this balloon dart painting is sooooo much fun! Children will stand on a stool or ladder and one by one they will drop the balloon on the poster board or canvas. It makes such a fun splatter paint effect!

Paint Filled Water Balloons

Paint Filled Water Balloons

Continue dropping the paint balloons on the poster board to create overlapping colors and patterns in thie fun balloon smash painting.

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When you finish, allow the project to dry. How beautiful is this paper created with water balloon drop painting?! You can do all similar colors for some cool dimmension or do a really colorful one with lots of colors.

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Paint Filled Balloons

Carefully remove the painters tape from your project to reveal some hidden objects, name, or image.

Paint Filled Balloons

Kids Name Craft

This makes such a fun name craft for kids! Make it on canvas for a fun, personalized wall art kids will love hanging in their room!

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We created a beautiful, unique sunrise picture using yellow, orange, red, and pink paint balloons.Balloon Paint Art

No matter what you create from shapes, to name craft, sunset, modern art, or just a cool color canvas – this is such a fun summer art project for kids of all ages!

 Looking for a FUN summer activity for kids that is educational too? This fun music activity for kids helps kids of all ages learn music notes while having fun with a music notes game that was made for summertime. This water balloon game is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. As they play this music game for kids they will learn music notes for kids! paint and roll summer balloon painting activity for kids balloon painting art project for toddlers Nothing says summer like water balloon games!  They are cheap, quick, FUN, and a great way to cool off on a warm summer day! Bug if your kids are tired of playing balloon toss, let us help you take your water balloon activities to a new level of summer activities for kids with these fun games to play with water balloons. These fun water balloon games are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and elementary age students!

Balloon Craft Ideas

Looking for more fun ways to play with balloons this summer?

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  Bring some beach fun home with this super simple, sand slime. This sand slime recipe is quick and easy to make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  Kids of all ages, from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will LOVE this beach slime!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! Whether you are having a doctor theme preschool unit, talking about germs, community helper activity, or are just looking for a fun and silly craft for kids, you will love this band aid art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children. You are going to love this really fun, creative craft for kids! Use these super cute beach worksheets to sneak in some fun summer learning in between all your summer activities to keep up skills and avoid the summer leaning loss. These free beach printables include letter find, beach i spy, beach math, counting, addition, skip counting puzzles, and so much more. This HUGE pack of over 70 pages of beach worksheets for preschool, pre k, kindergarteners, and first graders is so handy! Simply download pdf file with summer worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn with a beach activity for kids! Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Tin Foil Art Looking for the best sidewalk chalk paint recipe? We think this sidewalk chalk is perfet because it is super quick, only uses 2-ingredients, and makes such bold, vibrant colors for kids to color with. Use this diy sidewalk chalk paint with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to let their imaginations SOAR! Let them use the homeamade chalk to create dragons, butterlies, flowers, trees, aliens, and more. Creating and using homemade sidewalk chalk paingit such a fun, simple, and classic summer activity for kids of all ages!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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