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  1. Wendy Botha says:

    These are SOOOO cute. I think I am going to do a lesson using these with my Grade 3s. I am going to get them into groups, give them the balloons, funnels and materials and get THEM to fill and create the bugs. Then I will get them to do a survey (first to guess the type of material each one is filled with) and then do see which material they like to manipulate and play with the best.
    Thanks for this great and versatile idea. Will get back to you and let you know how it goes.
    Wendy 🙂

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Love that idea!! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  2. Alethea Etinoff says:

    What materials did you use and suggest using to fill the balloons? Also, I LOVE this idea. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I always have problems with the ink smearingon my balloons. What did you use?

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      I used a black Sharpie (and a white paint pen on the black balloon) and let it dry before using them. However, I did notice that after a while, the ink started rubbing off, so I would just reapply it. Hope that helps!

  4. I just made some sensory balloons for my 18 month old. I made hard ones (popcorn kernels, rice, confetti, rock salt) and soft ones (hair gel, hand soap, flour, shaving cream). That way as he gets older we can do a sorting game with them as well. I just found your blog and have found many great ideas I want to do with my son!

    1. Angela Thayer says:

      Wonderful!! I am sure your son loves them. Thank you for your kind words.

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