Have you ever seen the amazing balloon floats flying high above the streets of New York at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Well, here’s your chance to make your own balloon floats and have a parade of your own!
What do you guys know about the Macy’s Day Parade? Let’s watch a story about this yearly tradition in which companies sponsor giant balloons of characters and animals that float in the sky, kept from flying away by people holding ropes. They march down the streets of New York City, just for fun!
Use the hand pump to blow up your balloons, being mindful of relative size (e.g., Sophia made her snail’s head smaller than the shell)
Decorate your balloons any way you want, using the craft materials and tape (don’t use hot glue as it may pop the balloons!).
Once the animal is finished, tape skewers to its sides, and poke the skewers into an upside-down paper plate. It may be easier to poke the skewers through the top of the plate first, then turn the plate around and place the skewers in the holes. You may also need to use a blade to make the holes.
Ta-da! Your balloon float is complete! Now parade around your Club, hoisting your floats into the air!