Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Balloon Shave


3 or 4 kids race to shave a balloon. First, put shaving cream all over the balloons. The trick is that when the balloon breaks, the shaving cream goes all over, so be prepared! A little nick put on the razor’s edge beforehand will assure that the balloons will break.

Variation: Water Balloon Shave – 3 couples come to the front of the room. The boys sit in chairs facing the audience and hold a large water balloon on their heads. Their girl partners cover the balloons with shaving cream, and with a single-edged razor blade (no razor, just the blade) try to “shave” all the soap off of the balloon without breaking it. Whoever is the first to succeed is the winner.

Added by Young Life


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Kvisa
    November 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

    good fun but over very quickly

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