St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rockets
I’m sure you have seen all the fun balloon rockets all over Pinterest. Science Bob has a great tutorial on how and why these little racing balloons work so well. Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, we decided to try Racing Balloon Leprechauns instead of rockets. We used nylon kite string, wide straws (the kind that are wrapped in paper from restaurants), green electrical tape and some leprechaun coloring sheets printed off the internet.
Balloon Rocket Supplies:
- Balloon ~ We used 2 different styles and both worked great
- Disposable Drinking Straw
- String ~ We used a wax covered string, because that is what we had on hand
- Leprechaun Coloring Page ~ Optional
How to create your own Balloon Rocket:
The leprechaun coloring pages were cut out and taped to the straw. The straw was then taped to the deflated balloon. Make sure to have the “tail” of the balloon facing in the opposite direction that you want your Leprechaun to fly. As the air is released from the balloon, the Leprechaun will fly down the string. The kids were so excited to try out their racing leprechauns.
Each of the kids chose a different Leprechaun. Adorable.
I love the racing leprechauns. They looked so funny floating through the air.
The regular round balloons worked great. However the kids wanted to try some special balloons that their grandma sent in a package. These balloons are hilarious. It took a bit of patience to blow them up, but it was worth the wait. The longer shape made the balloons fly faster more like a rocket.
Now that is one fast leprechaun! Have fun racing your Leprechauns!
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