Disclosure - we were kindly given a huge bundle of Buncho Balloon goodies for the purpose of writing this post about games to play with water balloons. All opinions are honest and our own.
We have long been fans of Zuru Buncho Balloons and are really pleased to be part of the Zuru Instagram Family League. If you haven't come across Buncho Balloons before they are a game changer! I remember when I was younger spending so much time fiddling about filling up water balloons but the amazing thing about these water balloons is that you can fill and tie 100 of them in 60 seconds.
Zuru have also recently changed their Buncho Balloons products to ensure that they are more environmentally friendly and the stems and caps are now made from 100% certified and traceable recycled plastics which is amazing. You can also recycle your used products and packaging using the Terracycle scheme. I'm really pleased that a large company like this is recognising that environmental issues are important and are actively doing something about it.
There are so many games that you can play with Buncho Balloons water balloons and lots of ways in which you can reuse the stems too, before you terracycle them. Here are just a few ideas...
A good old water balloon fight
Nothing beats a good old water balloon fight between siblings on a hot day. Split into teams and pelt each other with water balloons - it's the perfect way to keep active and still cool down on a hot day.
Fill up the paddling pool
We filled up the paddling pool with water and put lots of water balloons in there. The children loved swimming amongst them and squeezing water out over each other. They played catch and basically had hours of fun with them!
Put them on a trampoline
Fill up 100 Buncho Balloons and put them on the trampoline and watch your children have fun jumping and trying to burst them! Be careful it might get slippery!
Water pistols vs water balloons fight
One of our favourite games to play in the garden in hot weather is a water pistols vs water balloons fight! One person or team has water bombs to throw and the other side has pistols full of water - it makes an interesting fight!
You can always use your Buncho Balloons to practice juggling! Be careful not to squeeze them too hard or drop them or you might get wet - which adds to the fun!
You can tie a big bunch of Buncho Balloons together and hang them up high and use a stick to bash them to burst, getting splashed and wet in the process!
When we play with Buncho Balloons we are always left with the little fragments of balloon all over the garden. I make a game of tidying them up and give each child a bowl and a colour of balloon that is theirs to pick up. The quickest to pick up all of their colour wins - it works every time and makes clearing up painless. The balloon pieces can be recycled with Terracycle so don't put them in the bin!
Ways to use the stems from your Buncho Balloons
The 413 Mom has some great ideas for reusing the Buncho Balloons stems from using them as photo holders to sensory pool toys. The Salty Mama has a great idea for using them in an art project. You can also cut the stems off the caps, collect them up in different colours and use them in a game of pick up sticks.
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What fun ideas! We have some Buncho Balloons waiting to be used. x