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Balloon Fortunes
Your children can be the hit of the party when they create balloon fortunes for all their friends.
Your children can be the hit of the party when they create balloon fortunes for all their friends.
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People of different cultures have their own methods for telling fortunes, so have your children create their own method with balloon fortunes.

What You'll Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Balloons
  • Funnel
  • Paper
  • Marker or pen
  • Pins

How to Make Balloon Fortunes:

Step 1: Have your children punch circles out of brightly colored construction paper with a hole punch. Stuff as many circles or confetti pieces as they can into each deflated balloon using a funnel.

Step 2: They can write fortunes on small pieces of paper, and slip them into the balloons. Blow up the balloons (keep their heads down while blowing so they don't inhale any confetti) and hang the balloons high but within reach.

Step 3: During a party or other fun time, hand out pins and let everyone pop a balloon and read their fortune. (Warn people there will be popping balloons before starting this game -- some children are afraid of the sound.) And the flying confetti is fun too.

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