This project is super easy the drying time is what takes the longest.
Blow up a balloon put it in a bucket or something to hold it still.
Cut newspaper into squares dip those into Elmer’s Glue and water or Modge Podge.
Cover the entire balloon except at the area at the top where the tye is. Apply with two good coats of the paper making sure all the edges are down good. Let dry overnight. Rotate the balloon to get all sides.
Mix up plaster of Paris sort of thick and paint all over the balloon. Let dry and reapply let that dry overnight.
The next day pop the balloon and decide how big you want the opening and just cut it with some old scissors.
Mix up some plaster of Paris and add to the inside of the vase to make it waterproof. This will take a while to dry but in the meantime, you can paint the outside.
I used metallic acrylics because they come in so many great colors. Apply like you want them trying not to cover one area too much with one color unless your only doing one color.
The stuff in my vases was weeds and things I picked in the pasture and dried out. I sprayed with clear spray to help with the shedding.
This is a great project to do with kids and very inexpensive.
Plaster of Paris
Modge Podge or Elmers Glue