Ladybug Balloons: A DIY Preschooler Gift that Gives

Ladybug Playdough Balloon gift
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Balloons and playdough are the perfect gift for a creative preschooler. We have a friend who loves ladybugs, after seeing this post by Sew Can Do where Cheryl made Easter Eggs with Playdough, we decided to do something similar. Only instead of filling our balloons with playdough, we filled them with goop. I prefer goop over playdough as it leaves no messy residue to wipe up. And instead of making eggs, we made ladybugs.

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Directions:Mix up the goop.
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Fill the balloons with goop. (We double ballooned them for durability). Tie them off.
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Decorate with spots and pipe-cleaner antenna.
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Fill a bag with your bugs and… Viola! You have the perfect gift for a preschooler. They get to play with bugs, then “burst” them to have more goop playing fun! I love goop. There is no residue to clean up after – so much better than playdough!  We made our DIY gift bag following directions from Maggy of RedTedArt.  She made some out of old comics, we used pages of a book that had fallen apart.  Thanks Maggy for the “final touch”!
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Do you have a DIY gift that was a hit with your preschoolers? I’d love to hear about it!

 

Looking for more balloon activities? Check out Jaime from Hands On: We Grow!




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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).