How did we make these balloons? We used balloons, water, plaster strips and paint. How did we create these these bowls? We blew up a balloon. Wrapped the balloon with plaster 1/2 way up. wrote our name on the balloon at the top. Let dry overnight. Once dried, we had a plan on painting the bowls.
http://dahlhartlane.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-to-make-paper-mache-paste.html (We used plaster strips, but if you want a different texture this is a good way to create this type of texture)