Today, I decided to have an art activity with Yanthy. I checked out our art supplies and saw that we still have some unused balloons from the birthday party I had in the orphanage.
I reminded Yanthy of the story in one of his books, Blue Cow Goes Out to Play, and told him that we're going to make a cow balloon. He was thrilled!
At first, we took turns drawing spots on our deflated white balloon using a black pentel pen. We also made a playmate for Blue Cow so that he would not be sad. This time, we chose the pink balloon and made it into a pig. I drew a pig face on the deflated pink balloon.
Then, we used a pump to inflate the balloons. We noticed though that the black spots and the pig face we drew were not very visible anymore after we inflated the balloons. So I checked out some of our paint supply as well and saw that we have blue and black inks. I asked him to paint blue paint over the pale spots of the cow balloon using a brush while I painted black paint using my fingers on the pig balloon. We air-dried the balloons after we're done painting. Then, I got some blue yarn and made it into a cow tail by tying it on the knot of the balloon. I also got a lavender ribbon and curled it using a pair of scissors and tied it on the the knot of the pig balloon.
|Yanthy's Blue Cow Balloon with a blue yarn tail.|
After cleaning up our hands and our mess and taking some pictures, my little boy was ready to go out and play with his cow and pig balloons outdoors.
|Yanthy's Pig Balloon with a lavender ribbon as tail.|