Monday, June 11, 2012
Frozen Water Balloons
I've found a lot of fun activities for my kids on Pinterest. Some things I have repinned and can direct you to the spot I found the idea, others I just saw and knew I could remember. This is one that regretfully I didn't repin so I can't give proper credit for the idea. However, the original was for Winter time decorations. So I don't feel quite as bad!
When I saw frozen balloons I knew I had to try it. I wasn't sure what we'd do with them, but the kids figured it out quickly. We started by dropping a few drops of food coloring in the empty balloons. I tried having a color lesson, but since the balloons were colored it was near impossible. Next time I would just stick to red, yellow, blue and green. We then filled the balloons like normal and tied them off. On a few of the balloons the food coloring escaped and got on my hands so just beware of that.
The next step made me feel like an idiot. I just started putting them in our deep freezer in the garage. Most of them were fine, but about three popped leaving a mess of colored water. I then thought to put them in a plastic wash bin I bought for something else from the dollar store. That way any others that popped were at least contained.