Art Project #100-- Water Balloon Art

Since our Balloon Splatter Painting activity was such a huge hit, I thought we should try an art project using water balloons.

With the hot summer days finally upon us I thought this would be a fun and cool project to use to end our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

We took canvas outside and splattered paint all across them.  We used regular tempera paint; we wanted something water soluble but thick enough to hold up to all the water.

We then filled up our water balloons and the boys started throwing the balloons at the canvas to splatter and mix the paint around.  Sure a lot of the paint ran off the sides of the canvas once they were quite wet and saturated but I just encouraged the boys to try adding some more paint.

We just love these water balloons! They are so much easier to fill than traditional water balloons!  

Once we were out of balloons and everyone liked their project we left them in the sun to dry.

We loved the interesting patterns!

Other Projects in this series:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
Project 66: Washi Tape Cookie Cutter Ornaments
Project 67: Learning Origami 
Project 68: Art Books and Artist Study
Project 69: Playing Go Fish Art
Project 70: Edible Chocolate Art
Project 71: Geometric Hearts 
Project 72: Marble Swirled Hearts
Project 73: Solid Tempera Paint Drawings
Project 74: Qixels 3-D Maker
Project 75: Making Cupcakes
Project 76: Window Marker Art
Project 77: Shamrock Zentangles on Scratch Paper
Project 78: Painted Pandas 
Project 79: Minecraft Digital Art
Project 80: Charcoal Drawings
Project 81: Chalk Pastel Lighthouse Drawings
Project 82: Dying Easter Eggs With Bleeding Tissue Paper
Project 83: Painting Pottery
Project 84: Drawing En Plein Air
Project 85: African Savannah Paintings
Project 86: Woven CD Garden Decoration
Project 87: Working with Clay
Project 88: Art Lessons with Art Academy
Project 89: Melted Bead Wind Chimes
Project 90: Perler Bead Projects
Project 91: Ivory Soap Carvings
Project 92: Ice Cube Tie Dye
Project 93: String Art
Project 94: Multimedia Ocean Paintings 
Project 95: Balloon Splatter Painting
Project 96: Making Mosaic Stepping Stones
Project 97: Glass Bead and Glue Sun Catchers 
Project 98: Coloring Book Art
Project 99: Metal Stamped Bookmarks

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  1. What a fun idea! My 4 year old would love this. That's a great picture of the paint splashing up as the water balloon hit, btw. :) Stopping by from This is How We Roll link up.

    1. Thanks; I was pretty impressed with the timing of that picture also. It was a lot of fun! Messy, but fun.

  2. what a brilliant idea - my kids would LOVE this, as would I! And the end results are fantastic. #FabFridayPost

    1. I was tempted to join in myself but we only had three canvases. It was a lot of fun.

  3. Your kids must have so much fun with these type of projects. Love that you created 100 art projects and will be featuring this in my Summer Time Link Party roundup.

    1. They sure do! This was one particularly fun. Thanks so much for the feature.

  4. What an awesome art project! I've not seen this before! Looks like so much fun! Loving how all of these turned out.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Wow, now THIS is called summer crafting! Love the results and the process, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
    Maybe next time you could make some t-shirts or sweatshirts?

    1. Thank you! We love bringing messy art projects outside in the summer sun. We've made some sort of t-shirt every summer so far. I'm trying to come up with a new and unusual idea for this year's shirt.


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