Water Balloon Yo-Yos

I made some water balloon yo-yos for the kids, an idea I spotted here — what a fun and active way to beat the heat!! To make your own, you will need a package of water balloons (I see these at the dollar store all the time during the Summer months), and some elastic string or large rubber bands.

Fill the balloons with water, as per the packages instructions. Cut the rubber band to form one long strand, and tie one end to the water balloon.

Yo-yo like a crazy monkey!!!

Water balloons are great fun when they burst, and even more fun when they leak just a bit!

Ahhhhhh…. refreshing! For safety, always supervise the kids, and be sure to clean up any broken balloon pieces right away.

Stay cool and have fun!!


  1. Everything always seems so joyful at your house. This looks like great fun!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    If I were doing this craft, I would fill up the water balloons however I felt like and completely ignore the package instructions. Muahahaha!


  3. Waiting for the next heat wave to try this out!

  4. That looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Fun idea Valerie!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is genius! It seems like this would extend the enjoyment of a package of water balloons for a VERY long time!

  7. I will be trying this out real soon! My kiddos love playing with normal water balloons and this will give a fun activity an extra boost.

  8. I always see kids with these at fairs and carnivals. I’m sure they cost much more at those events. What a great idea to make them at home!

  9. Used this activity this morning and the kids LOVED it! It resorted to a water balloon toss, and then ambushing daddy when he came home!


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