Udderly Awesome Cow Water Bombs!

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Moo~ve over ordinary water balloons!  Cool down with this comical Wild West version for your water balloon fights. 



Plastic gloves* make Udderly Awesome Cow Water Bombs! Summer can be a real scorcher in these parts, and these provide for some cool comic relief.

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Actually, the gloves are sturdier than most balloons.  


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Yippee! Your buckaroos can milk more fun out of them by playing some games first! 

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Udderly Awesome Cow Water Balloons are a fun fit with the whole Wild West theme here at


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Here's how you and your cowpokes can make 
Udderly Awesome Cow Water Balloons:


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Supplies: plastic gloves*, rubber bands, sharpies and/or solvent ink {won't rub off once dry}, stamps.

*Caution: if you use latex gloves, make sure none of your cowpokes are allergic. 
Some folks have severe reactions to latex.


You can decorate before or after filling with water. I found that I liked decorating after they are full. 

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Fill the gloves with water and seal 'em with rubber bands. {I couldn't tie a knot in them like a balloon.} 



Here are two options for making the cow spots: A sharpie pen or stamps and ink.

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Either way, ink a little pink on the fingers to make them look like udders.

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Depending on the supplies at your house, the easiest route is to just color in your spots with a sharpie. I used black here.



These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

If you have stamps on hand, kids will have fun stamping spots on the cow bombs. I used two different colors of brown. If you don't have stamps, use the eraser end of a pencil or carve up some potatoes to make temporary stamps. 


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

That's it! Now...Put 'em out to pasture to dry for 20 minutes or so while you distract your cowpokes with some snacks.
{click for tutorials on: Wild West Snack Bags and 



And something cool to drink. 
mouth-watering photos here.}


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow (farm animal) Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Hey! Who let that chicken into the barn?!!  You never know what wild shenanigans will be pulled around here!


These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

What games would your cowpokes play with these Udderly Fantastic Cow Water Bombs? 

These are Udderly Awesome for #water party fights! Make Cow Water Bombs! | tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Have fun keeping your kids cool this summer!












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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love these! Really love that chicken!
They would be udderly awesome to play hot potato with, bouncing around all crazy.
You always amaze & inspire!

Kei said...

Those are SO fun! What a great idea for keeping kids occupied!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Looks like you guys are having some crazy wild summer fun!! Stay cool!

Anonymous said...

Very neat! What a fun idea!

Toqua's Crafts said...

HA!! Looks like a lot of fun at your house!

Liz said...

Whahaha! Great idea! Love'em!! Liz

Emily said...

so cute! How fun for kids! Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/08/fresh-pesto-pasta-salad-and-tasteful.html

Natasha SerenityYou said...

hahaha love these!!

Would love it if you could share this on my link party that runs from Saturday-Thursday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

live-love-laugh said...

This is a great idea!!!!
I would love it if you could drop past our party and share this with us.
http://live-love-laugh-interiordesign.blogspot.com.au/

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm sitting here with a big smile. These are just too cute, and fun.

Donna Wilkes said...

I think adults would love this too! how fun and adorable!

Jill said...

What fun waterbombs!!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Ivy and Elephants said...

Christina this is just adorable. I am not sure who I will be making these for...my son or me. lol Ok I can share. You have such fabulous creativity and I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Christine said...

hahaha These are sooo cool!!!! Love them!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Kimberly said...

These are so funny!! So creative, I love it!! I love your photos too.

Emily said...

I laugh every time I see these pictures! Thanks for linking to the first every craft link at Tasteful Tuesdays! Hope you come back again this week and show off your stuff! Party Opens tonight at 8:30. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Too funny and cool - love them, and made me laugh. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Marigold Haske said...

This made me laugh! Love it! But, I tend to think that latex gloves are really, really tough to bust open. Wouldn't you just, like, slap someone with the udder if you threw this at him or her?
But that kind of makes me laugh some more :)
I host a link party with two other blogs. When you add your link, your project will show up on all three blogs. I'd love to have you drop in and link up! http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-3.html

Heidi Fowler said...

These totally made me laugh. I bet the kids loved them! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great week!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Oh my Christina! Only you would think to make these adorable water balloons. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

Warmly, Michelle

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

How fun! I love these. :) Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

How cute are these! You are so creative. :)