My DIY Balloon Tennis is an easy summer fun activity and I’ve partnered with Dr. Smith’s to share it with you so you’ll have one more fun mom activity to reach for when you’re out of ideas. We reach for the doctor to keep Blake comfortable and happy all summer long! #reachforthedoctor
Summer is in full effect and if you’re a mom well, this is the part where you might start getting a little bit desperate and feel like your mental catalog of fun mom activities is fully depleted. I hear you! This summer I’ve had my own challenges finding things that both Blake who is turning two and Kayla who is seven can enjoy. So I’m sharing DIY balloon tennis, a simple project you can reach for this summer to keep your kids entertained.
And I have a feeling you’ll get a kick out of playing it with them! DIY Balloon tennis is perfect for a trip to the park or if you just need a break from the sun it’s great played indoors as well. Plus really, can you be anything but happy while playing with balloons? I think not. So before you reach for the remote out of sheer exhaustion, give this SUPER easy DIY a go.
Here’s what you’ll need to make my DIY balloon tennis:
Grab one of your paper plates and attach a Velcro square in the middle of it. Press down on it for a few seconds to be sure it stays on.
Then, grab a paint stirrer and attach the coordinating Velcro square close to the edge but not right at the edge. Be sure to do this on the straight end of the stirrer so that nice grip is left for your hand to hold. Press down on the square just like you did above to ensure it sticks well.
Stick the two together and press to ensure they seal.
Look at what you’ve got you crafty lady!
Yes, you just crafted in under a minute! Go You! Surely there’s a mom badge for that.
BOOM! Balloon tennis racket. Now why do I use Velcro and not glue? Because this way if you’re out playing at the park and the plate gets knocked off by some energetic children (we don’t have any of those here) you can simply reattach it and move on with your afternoon instead of seeing tears and the end of the game.
All that’s left is to blow up a balloon. A feat that is always easier when there isn’t a toddler attached to the other end of it. Blake clearly couldn’t wait to get his hands on this activity!
If you’re heading to the park might I suggest that you wait until you get there to blow up your balloon and be sure to bring a few extras. Balloons pop pretty easily on grass and playground surfaces so you’ll want an ample supply to keep the fun going.
Want to see me make it from start to finish? I made you a little video along with some shots of our DIY balloon tennis in action.
And if you’re like me then you’ll want to reach for a few essentials when you’re heading out to play. I grab snacks, water, sunglasses and of course like any toddler toting mom diapers, wipes and diaper cream are must haves. We reach for the doctor here, Dr. Smith’s that is because with summer heat and lots of time in the pool comes dreaded rashes, especially diaper rash and who wants to take time away from summer fun to deal with diaper rash? Certainly not Blake and I’m with him!
Dr. Smith’s has been our go to diaper cream for about a year now and knock on wood we’ve been really lucky as far as keeping diaper rash at bay. Can you believe he was this little when we started using it? Now look at him! A reminder that time is flying and to make the most of this summer while keeping things easy!
You can learn more about Dr. Smith’s gentle yet effective products here.
Want to save this DIY Balloon Tennis project for later? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready!