Monday, March 25, 2013

B is for BALLOONS

Blogging Through the Alphabet

Bis for Balloon

Balloons come from latex which comes from Rubber Trees or the Hevea Tree

The latex is tapped from the tree like this


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hevea_brasiliensis

Learn more about the Hevea Tree HERE 



How Balloons are made



 Also on Season 4 Episode 4 of How It's Made


Balloon Trees by Danna Smith

In bright and colorful illustrations by Laurie Klein, Danna Smith tells how a balloon is made from 'balloon trees'. What an excellent book on learning about the Rubber Tree and how it is tapped to get the latex that is later used to make balloons. Much of this information I didn't even know! It was super fun for my little ones to learn something that was new to Mom also.



Our Balloon Craft!

Perfect gift idea for the kids or adults! They won't know how you got the eggs in there!

Easter Egg Treats
What you will need
Water balloons (or very small regular balloons)
Craft Glue
Thin cotton yarn
Scissors
Pin
String
Mini Easter Eggs
1.Add Eggs into the balloon. Then blow the balloon up. Only blow them up part way, until they are the size of an egg. Tie them shut.
2. Mix equal parts of glue and water in a shallow disposable container.
3. Hold a strand of yarn by one end, dip it into the glue mixture, then wrap it around the balloon. Repeat with the other strands, randomly overlapping them and tucking in loose ends, until the balloon is evenly covered.
4.Once the egg is completely dry, carefully poke a hole in the balloon, then pull it away from the string as it deflates. Give it as a gift or use as a decoration.


From Little Birdie Invitations and Design 





Goodnight Moon Lapbook and Printables
created by Robin Diedrichs and Ami 

A mini balloon colors book


 We blew up all of the extra balloons and played with them and the parachute and Basketball into the clothes hamper. Balloons offer so much in creativity, and are inexpensive.



Join us next week for the letter C!





1 comment:

  1. Love this! I saw the idea for the craft on Pinterest, and I've been thinking about doing it myself! Yours turned out great! Love the video too... thanks for sharing!

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