Thursday, July 4, 2013

Glitter Water Balloons for the 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!  I hope your day has been filled with picnics, friends, family, fireworks, barbecues, and lots of patriotic fun!

We had to work today, but I had an idea for glitter water balloons, and I wasn't about to let a few little ice shows stand in my way...  I filled up the balloons on our first break and then we all played with them on our second break.  It was super fun.

Here's how I made the balloons: 

I used some clear balloons and three tubes of glitter in our national colors to make these.  I went outside where it wouldn't matter if I made a mess (and believe me, I made a huge mess) and I poured glitter into each of the balloons.  Then I took them into the bathroom and filled each balloon with water from the sink.  That's it!  It only took about 10 minutes to do the whole process.

Next I went inside, did a quick ice show, and then the fun ensued:

It was marvelous.

The glitter looked great swirling inside the balloons like they were snowglobes.  

And the wet glittery mess they left on the boys was awesome!  It definitely added an extra level of crazyness to your average water balloon toss and/or fight.  Speaking of that, my original intention for these balloons was to host an orderly water balloon toss.  That clearly didn't happen, and I'm more than OK with that.  I love the less organized parts of life; the fun moments that come to pass all by themselves.

Doesn't Kinsey look adorable in these glasses?  Life is sweet here in Sandusky.

I'm going to go watch the fireworks now!  Happy 4th of July!


  1. This is a great idea!! Definitely need to do this!
    Sincerely, Sara

  2. you put a big smile on my face :) freaking messy, it seems !

  3. Oh LAURA! I can't believe you did this to your friends... that stuff will never go away. When I worked in Kindergarten, we called glitter 'the herpes of the art room'...


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