Have you seen the film UP? If you haven’t, you definitely should! Especially in this crazy Corona world we are living in at the moment. I’m warning you though, be prepared for some tears. Have the tissues ready (or a toilet roll if you’ve managed to get your hands on one! 😉 ) But, it’s an afternoon taking time out cuddled up with the kids on the sofa. One of my favourite moments in the movie is when the house is taken up into the air by hundreds of balloons. And I’m sure it’s something the kids will love in the movie too! I mean, who doesn’t love colourful balloons??!
Here’s a fun project to recreate that magical moment when Carl takes to the sky. The kids will love doing this project! In fact, I had so much fun doing this myself! (I’m just like a big kid at heart!!)
Here’s what you need
- The UP house print out (you can download to print it – here)
- Some colouring pencils
- Some pom poms (or cotton wool balls if you’ve not got the pom poms). (Any colour is fine – you’re going to be covering them with paint)
- Some pegs (optional, but great for keeping those little fingers as clean as possible!)
- Some acrylic paints in different colours
Start by printing out the image of Carl’s house. The colours I have used are probably not exactly those of the house in the movie, but you know what? It doesn’t matter – just rock with whatever colours make you happy. This is your picture! .. Well actually, it’s their picture but you know what I mean.
Once they’ve finished the colouring, the real fun starts – adding those colourful pops of balloon colour.
Use the pegs to squeeze onto the pom pom, leaving enough of a round surface for the paint to stick to. You’re going to be using this as a stamp to dip into the acrylic paint, so have enough pom poms and pegs for each colour paint you’re going to be using.
Dip the pom pom into the paint and start dabbing away, creating those balloons. Make sure they space out the colour, but again, this is your picture so if they like red and want only red balloons .. red balloons they shall have! Don’t sweat the small stuff 🙂
And that’s it!! Once completed masterwork! A fun project that will keep them busy for a while and with a lovely picture they can hang in their room. Doing this, combined with watching the film to bring the whole project to life should mean at least a good couple of hours to keep them entertained!
I’d love to see the kids projects so don’t forget to share on Facebook!!
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