Water Balloon Art

27 August 2018

Make an exploding artwork… no paint brushes needed! In this project Get Arty artist, Jacqui, shows us how to create your very own Water Balloon Art!

Click here for a PDF of this project.

  • Water balloons
  • String, cut in all different lengths
  • Masking tape
  • Jasart Canvas
  • Reeves fluorescent paints (approx. 6)
  • Water bottle with pop top
  • Water
  • Drop sheet / cloth
  • Jasart Easel
  • Pin / Needle

How to do it

  1. Let’s get mixing; start filling a bottle with 2 parts paint to 1 part water. Repeat with the other colours.
  2. Place balloon over your pop top lid, this can be a little tricky. Squeeze the paint into the balloon. The water bottle should act as a pressure hose! Fill it half way. Fill at least 5 or 6 balloons of every colour. But be aware this step can get messy so make sure you lay down a drop cloth.
  3. Get your string, cut in all different lengths and tie it to the end of the balloons.
  4. Attach the string to the back of the canvas and secure with tape. Making sure you mix up the balloons lengths and colours for a more exciting and random colourful arty finish.
  5. Repeat the process rolling over the stack of clay to gently press together. The layered clay stack should be about 3mm in width
  6. Here is the fun part popping the balloons… Start to pop the balloons one at a time and watch your artwork take shape!

Tip: Remember to be careful as the needle is very sharp.