Making with Balloons!

Making and Engineering challenges to Build imagination, teamwork, and making skills.


Making with Balloons

(warning: this activity uses latex balloons unless you have access to latex free balloons or gloves.)

  • What is the farthest distance you can get the smallest balloon (small water balloons) to stretch?

  • Use a balloon to create a pendulum.

  • Use a balloon to launch another balloon. How can you get it so go even further?

  • Use the neck of a balloon to attach two things together.

  • How many different ways can you attach the balloons together?

  • Use balloons in a costume.

  • Create a play that uses balloons to depict the story. Try to us the different shapes and/or colors of balloons to your advantage to get others to say “wow.”

  • Inflate a few balloons and put them in the corner of a room. Can you transport them across the room without them touching the ground or your bodies?

  • It is not only fun to blow up balloons, it is fun to deflate them. Try to get a balloon to deflate slowly so it does not pop! What would you use?

  • Use a balloon to create a catapult to eject a small marshmallow or eraser and hit a target 10 ft, 12 ft, 15 ft. away.

  • Find a new use for a balloon.

  • Make an animal out of one balloon and some paper.

  • Build a structure out of balloons and 3 feet of masking tape.

  • Can you inflate a balloon without blowing into it yourself?


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Thank you for Making with me!