So, there will be TONS of successes that I will blog about, but every now and then, a fail will sneak itself into my repertoire. This is one of those times. I wanted it to look like this:
It did not. I had such high hopes for this project too. I’m annoyed that it turned out this way. It took a long time to do and it was really gross. I ended up covered in glue and dripping in sweat.
Much as I don’t want to relive the experience, I will. The main components were white glue, a balloon, and string.
First, I obviously blew up the balloon and then I sprayed it with Pam cooking spray and rubbed is all over the ballon until it was fully covered (it was oddly satisfying). Next, I had problems getting the string covered in enough glue to coat it but not so much as to have great gobs covering it. Eureka! I had a brilliant idea! Put the glue in bottle with the string and then poke a hole in the bottle lid and have the string come through the hole so the excess glue would come off when the string is pulled through the hole! I was really proud of myself for thinking that one up.
Next, I realized I had to hang the ballon because I couldn’t let it rest on the table because it was covered in string that was covered in glue. Lastly, all I had to do was wrap the gooey string around the balloon. Easy, right? Well… it was not. It was pure aggravation. The string kept slipping off the ends, my hands quickly became a gross, sticky, dirty mess. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind getting good and messy sometimes, but this took the cake and I don’t even have anything to show for it!
When the glue dried the result was a lacklustre at best, plain ugly at worst. It didn’t look intentional; there was no firm shape and it soon caved in on itself. I suppose I could have used more string, I could have wrapped the string tighter, blah blah blah… I don’t mean any of that… This was just bad and wasn’t worth the effort. I give this project -876/10