Yeah, you read it right–WATER BOMBS! vimeo

This fellow, Pixelcatcher on Vimeo, shows how to take a picture of an exploding water balloon. Pretty creative, huh? Not what I usually think of doing with a water balloon but the resulting pictures are really cool.

Show this one to your older elementary kids especially. By that age, they have seen so many things like this that they probably take them for granted and never wonder HOW someone does it. What kind of thinking, problem solving, creativity did it take to dream that up and make it happen? Especially when it happens soooooo fast!

You may not have enough photo equipment around to try it at home, but we do have several new books here at the library on digital photography, some written especially for kids, and they all include how to do some cool shots like the water bomb.

Be creative!