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« on: April 25, 2007 06:42:37 PM »

I don't know how many of you have seen the Princess Diaries movies, but in the first one, there is a scene where Princess Mia and her mom throw darts at balloons that are filled with paint and attached to a canvas/board/wall. The balloons pop, the paint splatters down the canvas, and the end result is some really cool art! We are thinking of trying to re-create this for a Girl Scout project and were wondering if anyone had ever tried this or had any tips/instructions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007 06:45:51 PM »

I've never tried that, but I'd love to see how it turns out.  I've wanted to do that ever since I saw that movie!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007 04:00:39 PM »

I was reading your title and I was wondering what that meant, but then when you explained it was from the Princess Diaries, it clicked. No tips, but I think this is a really fun project!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007 11:16:31 AM »

yeah. we're gonna try it, we bought the plywood today, but we're trying to come up with a good way to attach the balloons. Any ideas??
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007 11:39:21 AM »

You could tie string round the knot in the balloon then duct tape the string to the back of the board. You'd have to make sure the string was long enough to hang over the top of the board to wherever you wanted the balloon to sit, not overfill the balloon so it didn't pull the string out of the tape, and make sure the knot was secure enough to hold the balloon.

Sounds like fun!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2007 12:02:54 PM »

What a fun idea!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2007 12:23:53 PM »

Why not try stapling the tail end of the balloons (the part you blow into) to the plywood?
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2007 12:38:01 PM »

I would just thumbtack.pushpin it like they do at the fair, but they also dont fill those with paint.

stapes or small nails would be good, but it would be hard to get a staple/nail gun that close to a balloon (even just the shake might set it off, I know you wouldnt be piercing the filled part) with the staple/nail without paint exploding all over you...
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007 09:10:59 PM »

No tips that I can think of except just be very careful with little girls running around with darts! Maybe you can find an alternative to the sharp ones, but which will still pop the balloons. I've known people who have gotten hit by darts (it being a common bar game, you can imagine how this could happen) and it ends up requiring emergency room and tetanus shots.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007 09:29:21 PM »

Ok  i work with kids too so i recomend rather than letting them throw darts at the balloons let them throw the balloons at the canvas. Just make sure that your controling who has the balloons and when its being thrown. I guess make them line up hand thema balloon and let them throw, then its the next kids turn. hows that sound?
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