Monday, July 18, 2011

Playdough Filled Balloons




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I found this idea at Somewhat Simple. She calls hers "wacky sacks" and embellishes with eyes and pom poms. Very cute! Literally, I saw it, jumped up, and made them right then in about 10 minutes.
Of course I couldn't just make one or two...I had to make a rainbow (always a rainbow if possible)


soft, squishy, and moldable..a bit hard to put down actually.

Another great thing about these is that the playdough will stay soft in the airtight balloon, so if you wanted to break it open at some point and play with the playdough, you could!


Shortly after giving them to L, he wanted me to put faces on them so I did with a sharpie.
He calls them potatoes, which is pretty funny and he's been carrying them around and making voices and making up stories with them. Love it! Even with a permanent sharpie though, the faces will wear off. 






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32 comments:

  1. Yours are even cuter than mine!!! How fun!

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  2. I have been debateing if I should ask you or not but here it goes. If it's not too strange can you email me your home address so I can send you a little gift for baby #2 ?
    my email
    andreah_67@hotmail.com
    thanks
    andrea from Jada Roo Can Do

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  3. Jessie,
    We made sensory balloons for "A" this morning after I saw your post. I'll link back to you when I blog about ours, sweet friend! See you soon, I hope :)

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  4. These are really cute. We did a balloon with rice today. My guy did not like that it though.

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  5. Ooooh I just brought some giant balloons this week....shall I do it now or wait for the kids:)) I also discovered Pinterest this week!

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    1. so did i and are you cathy morcom my vise prinapal

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  6. Great idea! I bet they feel awesome. I will have to try those sometime. I'm for anything rainbow as well!

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  7. I just made a new batch of play-dough yesterday. I'll have to pick up a pack of balloons and try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This might be a silly question but how do you get the play-dough into the balloon. Doesnt look easy. Do you make your play-dough or buy it? If you make it - can you tell me how?

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  9. I actually get that question often! I should probably put a little note in the post itself. It's actually really easy to get into the balloon but doesn't seem like it till you sit down to do it. I streched the opening a bit and held it open with a fingers with one hand and stuffed small chunks in with the other hand. It's suprising how easily it goes into the balloon! :)

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  10. Did you blow the balloon up at all or just fill it up with play doh? Am making them right now!

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  11. I can not wait to make these! I have a son & many with ADHD and this will give them something to do with their hands. Will help some students with anxiety too. I have made ones with sand that did not turn out that well.

    Teddi
    http://www.squidoo.com/special_education

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  12. Made some of these for my daughters Sensory bin!
    Thanks for sharing!

    http://catzilerella-gwendolyn.blogspot.com/2012/03/barbie-has-landed-in-very-strange-place.html

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  13. Thank you for posting these!! I made some as an Easter gift. I'm not sure if you would make them again, but I found some ways to make it a little easier to get the dough into the balloon! If you would like to see my balloon bunnies, I will leave a link. It also explains how I got them in filled! Thanks again!! This is a great idea!! http://lyndsaybsjourney.blogspot.com/2012/04/thank-you-pinterest-modeling-dough.html

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  14. I love this!! I hope to make some for my granddaughter!! Thanks for the great idea!
    Come over and get mobbed!!

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  15. This is a great idea! Especially since I'm always worried about my little guy eating play-doh

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  16. It's very simple, I've done that before. Only without faces.

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  17. So cute, I will do it with my girls, can not wait to go back home and do it.

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  18. I work with a 16 year old autistic girl at a 2 year old level. I love your blog and tried a new spin on this project. With my girl everything goes strait to the mouth so this is a great way to enjoy play dough without eating it. I also filled clear balloons with beads, orbeez, glitter, mini bouncy balls and sequins/glitter so she could explore the different textures and colors. Now we can enjoy these things without me worrying so much about something being ingested.

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  19. I would suggest rolling the playdoh into a thin snake-like shape and lowering it into the balloon. I love this idea, and I too, shall be making some for my grandkids. I intend on using them also, to squeeze for arthritis exercises for my hands. Thank you so much for this great idea!

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  20. haha they look like great stress balls too!

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  21. I used to do this with white flour inside the balloons. Much cheeper and the squuishiness is adictive!:)

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  22. I discovered your blog through Pinterest just this past week! You are amazing! What awesome ideas!!! I am totally incorporating ideas you have shown here on your blog with my son. We are doing the Color weeks currently. My son is 16 months and already understands the color BLUE because of you. Thank you so much! I was wondering however about this post....the play-dough in balloons...would you recommend me doing with a 16 month old? Check out my blog @ evmamas.wordpress.com

    Thanks again!

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  23. I also found this idea on Somewhat Simple... I am a day camp director in Madison and all the kids made their own. They decided to name them Squishies. We put googly eyes on ours. They were definitely a big hit!

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