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DIY Crafts for Kids - Balloon Paddle Game

Make on-target paddles for a fun balloon game using paper plates and vibrant Apple Barrel colors.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item #20504
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.


Apple Barrel ® Colors - Award Blue, 2 oz.
Item #21892
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.


Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4
Item #44246
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.


Mod Podge ® Wash Out For Kids, 8 oz.
Item #CS11294
Kids love messy crafts, but adults hate the clean-up! We took care of that for you! Mod Podge Wash Out is specially formulated to wash out of clothes and off of surfaces! Now you can relax when you craft with the kids. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Uncoated white paper plates
Red cardstock
White cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Hot glue
Jumbo craft sticks
Black permanent marker


  1. Basecoat four plates with Award Blue. Basecoat four craft sticks with Black.
  2. Cut a 6" and 4" circle from red cardstock. Cut a 5" and 2 ½" circle from white cardstock. Cut a 1 ½" circle from yellow cardstock. Glue the layers together with Mod Podge to create a target.
  3. Mod Podge the targets to two of the painted plates.
  4. Use clipart or the free printables. Mod podge to the other two painted plates.
  5. For extra support make a x out of two unpainted craft sticks and hot glue on the inside of the plate. Hot glue the painted craft sticks to one plate and hot glue the plates together.
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