A number of months ago I came across balloon sticks at Hobby Lobby. It was a light bulb moment as they say. I make what we call "Happy Day Bouquets" as gifts and realized that these balloon sticks would be perfect to add a balloon to a bouquet.
This is from my daughter's 8th birthday celebrated this summer.
And, here I used them to make a simple balloon bouquet from another party.
And, of course they are reusable!!
Although, I often use a dot of hot glue to hold the cap in place that hooks the balloon to the stick. You can still reuse it.
Now, recently when making a Happy Day Bouquet for some reason I grabbed a sharpie and drew a face on one of the balloons and a stick puppet was born!!
Who lives on the other side of Grandpa.
Then I realized that these would be perfect puppets for the little girls to take to the fair.
The youngest girls are "Clover Kids" and their projects aren't judged yet. The puppets can have two personalities with faces on both sides.
My 13 y/o got in on the fun too. Doesn't this look like a teen ager's puppet?
A little ribbon collar finishes the puppets off.
If they pop, oh well, make another. Balloons are pretty cheap!
These are seriously so fun! But, I'm a big puppet fan.
Balloon sticks~definitely a good find!
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