Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Water Balloon Yo-Yo

Sammy and I have been doing activities from The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions this year.  We do a new one each week.  During our first week of school we made a water balloon Yo-Yo and to say it was a hit is an an understatement.  Sammy played with this for a LONG time!


They are super simple to make and you probably have all of the supplies in your house.  All you need is a regular balloon and a rubber band!  Here are the steps to make one:

1. Fill the balloon up with some water (I just stretched the balloon over the faucet inside and filled it to about the size of tennis ball)

2. Tie off the balloon

3. Tie a rubber band around the end of the balloon

Since you are using a regular balloon and not filling it very full it will be very resilient.  Our balloon lasted until it was no longer played with and the rubber band was replaced a few times!