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Lynda 21st Feb 2017 Therapeutic Recreationist
Be careful to only use cotton or hemp twine or pure cotton or wool yarn because any synthetic yarn or twine does not harden and when you take out the balloon it tends to collapse. Also it is best to spray cooking oil on the balloon before adding the wet twine as this stops any from sticking to the balloons.
Mike 18th Jun 2016 Manager
Thankyou so much to all who contribute to this great site, so much appreciated by recreation staff and residents, it is so much fun having exciting new activities to do : )
Talita 18th Jun 2016
Thank you so much for your feedback Mike!
Annemarie 19th Aug 2013 Activities Coordinator
Hi, I love the idea of a Spring Ball. Any other ideas what to do for a Spring Ball? Thanks Annemarie
Solange 13th Nov 2012 Diversional Therapist
Hi Kelly, thanks for letting us know it. Cotton string, the ones used in the kitchen is also very good as well as thick wool.
Kelly 13th Nov 2012 Diversional Therapist
I conducted this activity this morning we found that crochet cotton is easier that wool to use. Also I split my residents into pairs so one person put the cotton in glue while the other rolled it on the balloon this stopped the cotton from getting knotted.
Solange 11th Jan 2012 Diversional Therapist
Hi Julie, I am sorry it didn't work for you. The ones we made last June are still in use. Please try again, it is worth it.
Julie 11th Jan 2012 Lifestyle Co/Ordinator
Yes ive given it a go, its one of my first failures but next time (yes there will be a next time )I will use more glue in mixture and more string as they will look a lot better
keep up the good work Julie
Solange 20th Jul 2011 Diversional Therapist
Hi Jacinta, I had similar experience; residents from fast different levels of cognition and dexterity enjoyed this activity. Yes,this activity can be used for Christmas and other parties.
Valerie 2nd Jul 2011 Diversional Therapist
Great I am going to try this with our residents Iam sure they would love to do this. thanks.
By the way we tried the "High tea" for the Queens birthday it was a big hit with the residents thank you very much for your ideas
Marilyn 20th Jun 2011 Lifestyle support - aged care
I'm going to try this one with a resident with very poor dexterity, but she can still wind wool!! Will probably need rubber gloves tho, so not sure how that will affect the dexterity ... but definitely worth a go!