DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade - Stamford Moms

Looking for something fun for the kids to do on Thanksgiving?

The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano has a DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade craft that is perfect entertainment. Scroll down for the instructions and more fun activity options!


  • Styrofoam balls

  • Skewers

  • Card Stock OR foam sheets

  • Acrylic Paint

  • Embellishments of your choice


1. The first thing you want to do paint your foam balls

2. For easier painting & to avoid them from rolling around put the balls on a toothpick to hold place or just a plastic cup

3. Let dry

4. Once your foam balls are dry it’s time to attach the figures/embellishments

5. Using card stock, or foam sheets, cut out whatever shapes/figures you desire for your character

6. Once you’ve cut out your shapes out it’s time to glue. Use a low temperature hot glue to attach figures onto the foam balls

7. If you’re making a top hat: spray paint a plastic cup black & then cut out a circle out of foam sheet. Next just glue the cup to the foam sheet!

8. Add any other embellishments you’d like to go along with your character

9. To create the image that the balloons are being held down by string all you need to do is hot glue on a couple skewers around the balloon!

10. Ta-da!

For more holiday fun from Maria, check out these DIY ideas:

Colorful Leaf Sugar Cookies
DIY Pie Garlands and Placemats
DIY Harvest Centerpiece

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