Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Fun 2014 - Water Balloon Paddle Ball


 

Fill small latex balloons (not water balloons) with water, keeping them fairly light.  Leave enough room to allow for a large tail on the tie of the balloon.  

 

Tie the long tail through, and around the center string of a wiffle-ball, or badminton  racquet - preferably an old racquet that isn't too precious (ours came out unscathed, but you never know).


Find out how many times you can bop the balloon... 


...before it bursts, or even better... 
 
 

...springs a leak, and splatters water everywhere with each bounce.


We managed a hundred bops on one balloon, and only three on another.  The key is to have lots of extra balloons filled, tied, and standing by to try again and again.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Marvelous! You must store away these ideas all year long!
Blessings, Dawn

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Love these creative ideas you come up with!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

Way too fun. I suppose we can try to bounce the balloons without tying them to the racket...

Bailey said...

Looks like fun. We used to try Volleyball.