Farting Balloon Races: Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

Looking for a fun activity way to play with balloons? All you need is a couple balloons, straws, string and tape for this activity.

I’m still a bit baffled by boys’ amusement by farting noises. But amused they are, nonetheless. So they were particularly delighted with farting balloon races.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Balloons (one for each participant)
  • Straws (cut into 3 inch pieces – smaller than this and the balloon won’t race very well)
  • Tape
  • String (we used kite string for this and it worked very well)
  • Sturdy chair or something to tie string to

Tie one end of lengths of string to a chair or railing. We had the string run the length of our front room, about 6 feet. Inflate balloon about half-full (don’t tie it off). Tape straw segment to balloon. (You can let the balloon deflate for now.) Thread string through straw.

Pull string taut. Inflate balloon. Release while holding string taut. Let the farting balloon races commence!

The boys (dad included) played this game till the balloons were slimy with slobber. It was a lot of fun and would be a great activity for a group party or family reunion.

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