Have some outdoor fun by creating your own Pick Up Sticks Balloon game. It won't take long, and you can add your own, unique twist to it. So if you have a morning or afternoon to fill, and some basic supplies at hand, you can have a blast setting up your own!
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PICK UP STICKS BALLOON GAME
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Colourful 12cm Latex Balloons
Small Cable Ties
Wooden Sticks - approximately 60cm long
Step 1 Take the chicken wire and cut to roughly a metre in length.
Step 2 Fold this piece of chicken wire so the ends connect to create a cylinder, to keep these ends together securely use the cable ties to connect them along the whole piece of wire.
Step 3 Now the cylinder is held together, one by one put the wooden sticks through the cylinder ensuring that both ends can be pulled out of the wire. Make sure to leave some room at the bottom of the sticks for the balloons to fall when sticks are removed.
Keep threading through the wire all the balloon sticks until you have no big games for the balloons to fall through.
Using a balloon pump, inflate that 12cm latex balloons to look like small balls.
Repeat this process for different coloured balloons, once inflated put these in the cylinder so they sit above the sticks. Now time to have some fun! Can you remove the sticks without the balloons falling?