Create your own mini air cannon, become an air sculptor and create your clown persona in this Family Activity for Air Play
! For each show in the season, we post a new Family Activity. You can find all of our past entries on our blog and at Pinterest.com/NewVictory
In this activity, create your own mini air cannon in a few simple steps. Once you're done crafting this hand-held air machine, see what you can blow around the house!
Paper cup, balloon, scissors, rubber band, marker
Draw a dime-sized circle on the bottom of your cup.
Cut out the circle.
Cut off the neck of your balloon.
Place the balloon over the open side of the cup and secure it with a rubber band.
Test it out! Pull back and release the balloon to create a puff of air. Try blowing a variety of light household objects around, like a feather or some toilet paper!
What is the heaviest object your mini air cannon can move?
was created by experimenting, researching and a lot of "air-xpertise"! In fact, the show began as a collaboration between two clowns and an air sculptor! In this activity, we invite you to become a household air sculptor with your family.
Daniel Wurtzel is the artist who created the air sculptures in Air Play
. Find out more about his amazing work here
Watch these sample videos of fun air experiments.
Blow dryer and ping pong balls
Handmade paper plane and two electric fans
Duvet cover and a large, electric fan
Do you have some of these materials at home? Great! Gather them up and test them out to see how long can you keep your items in the air or inflated. What other things in your house do you think can fly?
Try shooting a video of your different air masterpieces. Play with speed or different filters to see all of your work's beautiful potential. Tag us on your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #familyplay.
In this activity, you create your own clown. Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, the amazing duo in Air Play
, elicit gasps and giggles throughout their show. What kind of clown are you?
Step One—The Costume:
Being a clown is all about finding fun elements that help the audience identify your character. Christina and Seth use the colors red and yellow for their costumes. They also have pretty awesome hair colors that add to their persona.
Step Two—Funny Walks:
- Do you have a favorite color?
- What colors do you think best represent your personality?
- Gather all of your clothes in your chosen color from your wardrobe to put together an amazing clown outfit.
The way your clown walks is an important part of your persona. The choices that you make with your walk can really heighten your character. Watch this video to get inspired.
Now it's time to try out your own silly walks! Try these challenges:
- Walk with your knees touching.
- Walk as low to the ground as possible.
- Walk like you are light as air.
- Walk while shaking all of your body.
How else can you make your walk as silly as possible?
Step Three—The Silly Skill:
Do you have a special talent, craft or science experiment? Make it a part of your act! Do you need some help figuring out what that is? Get inspired by these prompts.
- Can you climb and balance on something (safely!) in your home?
- Can you bounce or balance on different body parts?
- Can you balance a small item on your nose?
- Can you juggle?
- Can you make funny voices or sounds?
- Can you do a trick with a pet?
- Are you flexible?
- Can you make funny faces?
- Can you play a musical instrument?
- Can you do any magic tricks?
Put it all together! Dress up in your funny outfit, show your family your funny walk and special, silly skill to create your own clown routine
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