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DIY Bean Bags

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bean bags made out of different color ballons and tied at top

RECOMMENDED AGE LEVEL

Recommended for ages 5 and up with adult supervision.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Create your own bean bags from materials you probably already have in your house!

MATERIALS

3-6 Standard sized balloons (find these in the floral section of your grocery store)

Rice

Measuring spoons

Funnel*

Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Stretch the balloon out by blowing up one time, then deflate
  • Put balloon opening onto the funnel
  • Measure 3 tablespoons of rice into funnel/balloon
  • Remove funnel 
  • Tie balloon low on the neck, pushing most of the air out. It’s okay if there is a bit of air remaining.
  • Make sure your knot is super tight, then snip off the balloon end about ¼ inch from the knot

*Need a funnel, too? Cut a piece of thin cardboard from your recycling– food packaging works best. Roll the cardboard into a cone, leaving a ½ inch opening. Tape the sides and voilà–you have a quick funnel!

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