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31 Days of Halloween: Day 7!

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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Pop the Pumpkin!

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Looking to kick off Halloween with a bang, not a boo? This version of a classic carnival game also makes a festive wall decoration, and bursting the confetti-and-candy-filled balloons in this Halloween party game will make everyone explode with laughter.

Tools and Materials

4-by-5 1/2-foot piece of foam board
2 yards of burlap or other fabric
Duct tape
Removable hooks (such as Command hooks)
Thirty-five 12-inch orange balloons
Confetti
Candy (small, thin types work best)
Pump, for balloons (optional), joann.com
T pins
Green paper
Ribbon
Pushpins (or darts for bigger kids)
How-To

1. Cover foam board with burlap; secure in back with duct tape. Adhere it to wall with hooks.

2. Fill balloons with confetti (using a funnel) and candy. Leave a few treat-free to add to the suspense.

3. Inflate the balloons (a pump makes it faster); tie off with a knot. Attach balloons to board with T pins, in a pumpkin shape.

4. Cut a stem shape (download the template) from green paper, and secure with T pins.

5. Cut ribbon; tie onto pushpin handles to make them easier to hold on to (and find, if dropped).

NOTE: Best for kids 6 and older. Pins make it easier for little kids to pop balloons, but darts will work well for slightly older players.
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psych_mom
by Stacy on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Looks like fun.

gmadiane
by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

cute

monjerm01
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM
Cute idea!
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