Brooke Wheeler, a stay-at-home mom to two young children in Gretna, wrote this guest blog for momaha.
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Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids this weekend?
I have the perfect idea for you, and chances are you already have the materials on hand to do it!
This activity came from one of my favorite blogs with kids crafts and activitie, allfortheboys.com.
To get started you need the following materials:
String or yarn
Find two places in your home in which you can tie your yarn or string on (door knobs, stair railings, etc). It needs to be a fairly good distance apart so your balloon has further to travel. Slide your straw on the string before you tie both ends. Place two pieces of tape on top of the straw. I used painters tape so that it would come off and on the balloon easily.
Blow up your balloon, and hold the end closed or secure with a clip. Attach straw and tape to blown up balloon.
Slide your balloon back to the start line, and release the balloon. You’ll be shocked at how fast they go!
Continue to blow up your balloon, attach to the straw, and repeat races. You can experiment with different types of string, to see which make it go faster, set up multiple “tracks” and have races between multiple people and also experiment with the angle in which you place your string.
If your kids are like mine, when the balloon races are over, the string can double as a Ninja Turtle tight rope.
It’s a great activity to show your kids how you can make fun out of simple materials found around the house!
You can find more, kids craft ideas on Brooke’s blog,thewheelerweekly.com.
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