Photo Friday: Bigger than a Balloon Animal

Balloon Sculpture at the National Museum of Scotland
Balloon Sculpture at the National Museum of Scotland

We visited the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh with the purpose of learning a bit about Scottish history before heading into the highlands, a hard sell with two kids in tow. What a warm welcome we got from this sculpture, made entirely of balloons which was made recently by an artist in residence!

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      1. Tonya on April 26, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.

        Out of balloons, huh? Some people are so creative! I have to admit, I'm a wee bit envious of your Scotland trip. I'm actually of Scottish descent and dream of a trip across the pond with my entire family in tow so I've enjoyed your posts. :)

      2. Keryn @ Walking on Travels on April 26, 2013 at 9:51 a.m.

        Now that is some awesome art. I wonder how long it will last? I mean, the balloons we blow up at home, and even the helium ones from the store only last so long. It would be cool to do a time-lapse video of it as it slowly collapses.

      3. Lucia on April 26, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.

        What a unique and amazing balloon creation...way beyond a poodle dog or balloon sword! Very nice discovery and like Tonya, I am also jealous of your recent Scottish adventures. Wish we had made it there during our time in Europe.

      4. andrea, passports and pushchairs on April 26, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.

        That is amazing!

      5. Terry Exley on April 28, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.

        This is super cool. It actually looks like something giant and knitted!

      6. eileen @ FamiliesGo! on April 30, 2013 at 6:55 a.m.

        you never know what a museum will have to offer and what kids will find amusing. On a recent trip to a modern art museum my 5YO was amused to no end by a large ball made out of several thousand bras. Balloons are probably more child appropriate...