That sounds a little Seuss-ian! :) Well this is my least favorite art project to do because it's soooo messy and takes sooo long. You know they have to do the newspaper part and let it dry; they need to paint it and let it dry. When you have 24 kids, that's a lot to make space for-both the actual working on it and place to let it dry part. But, I think they should know about the medium and the messier they get, the more fun they are having right?
My favorite part was they kept referring to the part where you tie the balloon as it's "belly-button"! :) "I'm not going to cover up the belly-button", etc. They crack me up.