If the kids aren’t in camp and need to get out some crazy summer energy, then this project is for you!
To make the popper, cut an empty toilet paper tube in half. Tie a knot in two balloons, and cut off the tops. Slip one balloon over each half of the empty tube and secure with tape. Bright and colorful tape isn’t necessary, but does add an element of fun.
Because we knew we were going to make a mess, Travis and I headed outside for this one. I put an old sheet on the ground and covered it with thick craft paper. We filled each paint popper with a separate color and I showed Travis how to pull back on the knot of the balloon and splash the paint forward.
Now this was fun!
He loved selecting which color to use next, and sometimes just dripped the paint out of the popper for big thick blobs on his canvas.
The one drawback is that the poppers didn’t last long. After a few colors, the tape and balloon came lose and the cardboard roll lost its shape.
But it was more than enough time for him to produce fantastic splattery art.
And get some sunshine in the process!