A balloon yo-yo is a fun toy to make for children. It's very easy to make.
All you need is:
- a balloon
- some rubber bands
How to Make A Balloon Yo-Yo
Fill a balloon with a little water. Tie the balloon closed.
Tie a large rubber band onto the sealed balloon. Link more rubber bands on in order to make the yo-yo handle longer.
Now it's time to play. It's that simple.
This is a popular home-made toy which we've made many times over the years.
For all the creative artists in your family, a balloon yo-yo can be given a face with the use of permanent marker.
A balloon yo-yo is surprisingly durable ... although with enthusiastic use, the balloon will eventually break. Because of this, we've always made the yo-yo balloons outdoor toys. After all, the grass can do with some watering but the lounge room carpet doesn't need water. :o
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