DIT Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade - Westport Moms

This DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade from The Local Moms Network contributor Maria Provenzano is perfect for anyone swapping their traditional parade tradition for more social distance-friendly activities this year!

DIY Thanksgiving Day Balloon Parade 


  • Styrofoam balls
  • Skewers
  • Card Stock OR foam sheets
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Embellishments of your choice


  • The first thing you want to do paint your foam balls
  • For easier painting & to avoid them from rolling around put the balls on a toothpick to hold place or just a plastic cup
  • Let dry
  • Once your foam balls are dry it’s time to attach the figures/embellishments
  • Using card stock, or foam sheets, cut out whatever shapes/figures you desire for your character
  • Once you’ve cut out your shapes out it’s time to glue. Use a low temperature hot glue to attach figures onto the foam balls
  • If you’re making a top hat: spray paint a plastic cup black & then cut out a circle out of foam sheet. Next just glue the cup to the foam sheet!
  • Add any other embellishments you’d like to go along with your character
  • To create the image that the balloons are being held down by string all you need to do is hot glue on a couple skewers around the balloon!
  • Ta-da!

For more holiday fun from Maria, check out these other DIY ideas:

Colorful Leaf Sugar Cookies

DIY Pie Garlands and Placemats

DIY Harvest Centerpiece

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