I love giving the girls alternate canvases to work on. It is a great way to have them think out of the box and use materials in different ways.
Balloons and Stickers are two things that almost every child loves so for this open ended art project I put the two together and the girls had so much fun with it.
The little kids (21 months – 2.5 years) placed the stickers all over the balloons. The older girls (5 years old) turned them into people. They made eyes, hair, a mouth, teeth, a nose and even a bow to go in the hair all with the different shaped stickers.
After they finished their creations it was fun to use the decorated balloons to play keep it up. They tap the balloon trying to keep it from touching the ground. It was interesting to feel the difference between a plain balloon and one that is covered in stickers!