Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly visits Texas!

Smarty Pants recently took a short break from the holiday season in Chicago to bring his Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly down to Texas, as a headline performer at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion annual Children’s Festival. We performed our Mousetrap …
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Looking for a great kids Halloween event in Chicago?

Looking for a great Halloween event for kids in Chicago? Smarty Pants returns to the WIP Theatre in Edison Park for a special Halloween presentation of his famed Big Balloon Show! October 24th 2015 Two shows: 10:30 am and 12 …
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Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly for Illinois Elementary Schools!

It’s that time of year again – kids have been back at school for about one month, and PTO & PTA parents are looking for quality educational assemblies to bring to their elementary schools for the 2015-2016 school year. With …
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SmartyPantsBalloonKit.com

Some of you lucky ducks out there may have caught a look at our new Smarty Pants Balloon Kit commercial, running during the Steve Gadlin’s Starmakers program.   Yes!  In 2015 we’re offering a super deluxe Smarty Pants Balloon Kit. The …
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What to do with kids in Chicago on December 27th 2014

Wondering what to do with the kids on that weekend after Christmas this year? Don’t miss the Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show at the WIP Theatre, located in the Edison Park neighborhood of Chicago! Two showtimes to choose from – …
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BeyondthePark.com covers the Smarty Pants Family Night!

Looking for a great Chicago area restaurant kids night with great pizza, amazing Smarty Pants balloon twisting and fun for the whole family? The Smarty Pants Family Night at D’Agostino’s Pizza in Wrigleyville runs every Tuesday night from 5:45 pm …
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Balloons – Then and Now!

While Balloon twisting has been around for over fifty years, the last two decades have seen an incredible evolution in the art of balloon sculpting. In 1991, this was what passed as a “professional” level balloon sculpture for the then-new …
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Smarty Pants Wraps up Big Balloon Show in Libraries for 2014!

While Smarty Pants and Miss Dena perform the Big Balloon Show year-round in schools, libraries, community centers and theatres, my favorite time to perform the show is summertime! From June through August, we perform our Big Balloon Show in public …
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Mousetrap Machine Science Show for Kids coming August 31st in Winnetka!

Want your kids to get a sneak peek at the science curriculum they’ll be learning this year in school? In Illinois, grades 3 & 4 learn about simple machines – exactly what they’ll see on stage with the Mousetrap Machine …
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Olaf from Frozen – 2.0

I’m always trying to improve in existing balloon designs. I had created an Olaf from Frozen balloon earlier in the summer. It was good, but didn’t quite capture the “essence” of the Olaf character 100%. I think this afternoon’s piece, …
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