yes, i have made a bunch of them.
I use newspaper & water mixed with flour to make like a pancake batter. I buy different shape balloons, blow them up & wrap them with the newspaper that i dipped in the mixture.
First i cut my newspaper into strips about 2-4" wide.
i wrap the wet strip around the ballon & keep going until there is a nice thick layer & the balloon is coverned, but leave an opening where the balloon tie is & let it dry for a few days. when it is hard & dry, i pop the balloon, paint & fill with candy. To cover the hole, i use more newspaper dipped in some mixture & let that dry then paint over it. It's a process, but fun to-do with the kids. I've made pigs, butterflies, lady bugs & just some weird ones that weren't really anything, but looked cool. IM me if you need any tips or anything. They always turn out great.
at 12:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2011