This is a super-easy activity to do with your little ones, and great for strengthening little hands and of course fun sensory play!
Start with two orange balloons:
I used two to make sure it is nice and strong (also if one breaks you have a spare.
I put one balloon inside the other one:
I then used a clean, empty plastic bottle and marked it so that all my sensory balls would have the same amount of “stuff” haha
I made three different types – one with sand, one with water beads and one with popcorn.
I then blew up my balloon first so that it would be easier to pour the insides in.
I attached the balloon over top of the bottle and then tipped it over to pour the insides into the balloon.
I then let the excess air out and tied the top securely.
So much fun!
Next I had a few little fabric leaves I decided to attach to the top to make them even more “pumpkin-like”
I cut a small hole in the leaf and threaded the jute through and secured it on the balloon top and tied it into a bow.
How cute are they??
My preschooler LOVED them!! She’s been playing with them for days now. Get creative with what you stuff them with – flour? beans? rice? playdough? The possibilities are endless…