Scientists say that art triggers the creative part of our brain, causing us to become more original, or that's how I understand it. They also say that kids, like me and you, get better grades if they're exposed to art at an early age.
Yesterday, I made a pinata with my friend, Isabella. We decided to save it for another day, but here's how we made it.
The Things Your Need:
- Decorating materials: paint, markers, stickers,
We blew up the balloon. The we mixed flour and water together in the bowl until it looked like thick cream. We ripped the newspaper into strips and pulled each piece through the flour mixture to get it completely covered. And we spread these pieces across the balloon. It was really messy, but that's the fun part. Here's a tip: As you put the strips on the balloon to cover it up, don't overlap them too much because it will take longer to dry. Also, you want to leave a small space on the balloon that's not covered because when the paper dries you'll pop the balloon by pricking the uncovered area and filling the balloon with stuff.
The really fun part comes when you get to decorate the balloon however you want. We added paint, stickers, ribbons. The brighter the balloon the more festive it looks. And the last thing to add is the candy! Hang your pinata somewhere where it's safe to hit it with a stick.
Like I said, I'm saving our pinata for later. Maybe, I'll have my friends over for a end-of-summer party and we will hit it then. Sounds like fun, right?
This is just one fun activity you can do this summer. Remember, being creative can make you healthy and happy. Bye!