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Balloons

Explore 16 projects, 4 articles, 5 galleries, 6 videos, and more

Origami Lanterns

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Papier-Mache Hot Air Balloons

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The sky is the limit with these charming papier-mache balloons: Use them at children's parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift.
Materials
  • 12-inch balloon
  • Large bowl
  • Newspaper
  • Half-water/half-white-glue mixture
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/4-inch tape
  • Craft paint in 3 to 4 colors
  • Paintbrush
  • 1/4-inch ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Paper cup
  • Pencil
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Scrap of pom-pom trim
  • Monofilament
  • Small 2-inch scrap of dowel or piece of wood
  • Wooden bead
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Boo Balloons

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Amazing Science Projects: Hands Free Inflation

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Budding chemists aren't the only ones who will get a kick out of this enjoyable experiment that teaches something about how the natural world works. When baking soda and vinegar come into contact, they form carbon dioxide. This gas fills the bottle and can't escape, so it rushes into the balloon, causing it to inflate.
Materials
  • Balloon
  • Clear bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Funnel
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Balloon Portrait

Steps:11
Materials
  • One 6-inch heart-shaped balloon
  • Several 160-size balloons
  • Two 5-inch eyeball-decorated balloons
  • 260-, 350-, and 646-size balloons: The first digit represents the diameter of the balloon when fully inflated; the second two digits represent the length. Example: 260 is 2 inches in diameter, 60 inches long.
  • Foam core with Glue Dots -- affix 11 160-size balloons to an 11-by-17-inch piece of foam core with Glue Dots.
  • Uninflated balloons, size 160, for hair
  • Tongue: one 160-size balloon
  • Ears: two 160-size balloons
  • Bow-tie heart-shaped balloons
  • Wart: Scrap of latex tied into a knot
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Personalized Papier Mache Pinatas

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These decorative pinatas are the perfect addition to any child's party, and are very easy to make.
Materials
  • Bowl
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Whisk
  • Balloon
  • Masking tape
  • Empty jar
  • Newspaper, cut into strips
  • Pin (to pop balloon)
  • Mod Podge
  • Double-sided tape
  • Yarn (for hair)
  • Printed picture of someone's face
  • Utility knife
  • Pinata fillings (such as candy or art supplies)
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