Saturday, 9 April 2011

Balloon painting

As I mentioned earlier, this week at school we have had an Art and Science Week. One of the best activities we did was filling balloons with paint and then bursting them on a huge piece of paper. There were a couple of tricky bits to this activity....I didn't quite have the top of the balloon held tightly shut enough as I was blowing it up so I got a face full of orange paint! The other bit was trying to work out how to pop them without getting covered with paint. Our caretaker made us a "patent popping device", essentially a broom handle with a screw through it. Problems solved and away we went! I think that if you were brave enough to blow the balloons up really hard then they might spray further but I was just a bit wary that they might pop in my face! All in all thought it was great fun!

6 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

What fun. That painting is very artistic, could be in the National Gallery :)

Sid said...

Messy but very effective !!

S-J said...

This looks like great fun for everybody, unless you were the one with a face full of paint! I remember filling balloons with paint, (but not blowing them up) hanging them on a canvas then throwing darts at them. That must have been at secondary school or college though!

Donna said...

Where's the picture of you with orange paint all over your face? :)

cardesque said...

tee hee that looks like great fun and very colourful!

Ian and Karen said...

Hi Natasha,
Loved the pics from school,paintings and mirror images. Felt a bit sad to have missed the week. Have a great Easter holiday
Karen