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Blowing Up: 25 Easy, Inexpensive, and Totally Unexpected Ways to Use A Balloon

25 Easy, Inexpensive and Totally Unexpected Ways to Use a Balloon

Balloons are a wonderfully classic staple to any party, but take that air bubble on a string one step further and I think you’ll be surprised with what you come up with. Make easy changes to your balloon decor by embellishing the strings with ribbons and paper shapes like you see here. Keep costs low, while still having a blast, by playing games like balloon paddle ball. And did you know you can use balloons to decorate your shoes? Check all out here in Blowing Up: 25 Easy, Inexpensive, and Totally Unexpected Ways to Use A Balloon…

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  • Balloon Vase 1 of 25
    Balloon Vase
    Learn how to make this beautiful modern vase at home with a votive candle holder and balloon.
    Find out more at Family Chic.
  • Start a Band 2 of 25
    Start a Band
    Use balloons and tin cans to create your own bongo drums.
    Find out more at Minieco.
  • Pool Noodle Balloon Madness 3 of 25
    Pool Noodle Balloon Madness
    See who can move their balloons into the buckets the fastest using only pool noodles.
    Check it out at Parents.
  • Balloon Art 4 of 25
    Balloon Art
    Fill balloons with paint and pop them on a canvas to make colorful art.
    Check it out at Design for Mankind.
  • Water Balloon Piñata 5 of 25
    Water Balloon Piñata
    Tie water balloons on a string and whack them with the bat for a fun way to cool down at a summer party.
    Spotted at Ziggity Zoom.
  • Glow In the Dark Balloons 6 of 25
    Glow In the Dark Balloons
    Place a glow stick inside a balloon and inflate.
    Spotted at Why Not Do it Yourself.
  • Luminaries 7 of 25
    Luminaries
    Illuminate the yard with luminaries made using balloons.
    Find out more at Dollar Store Crafts.
  • Invites 8 of 25
    Invites
    Use balloons to give all the details of the party.
    Spotted at Edyta.
  • Paddle Ball 9 of 25
    Paddle Ball
    Attach paper plates to wooden popsicle sticks and let the game of balloon paddle ball begin.
    Spotted at Pen N' Paperflowers.
  • Science Experiments 10 of 25
    Science Experiments
    Learn all about gases through this fun experiment.
    Find out more at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.
  • Yarn Balls 11 of 25
    Yarn Balls
    Inflate balloons to use for the molds of these pretty yarn balls.
    Find out more at Amy Atlas.
  • Freshy and Fruity 12 of 25
    Freshy and Fruity
    Cover the floor with fruit balloons at the next party.
    Find out more at Oh Happy Day.
  • Bubbles 13 of 25
    Bubbles
    Decorate the Champagne bar or water party with balloons made to look like bubbles.
    Spotted at The Crafts Dept.
  • Your Answer to Stress 14 of 25
    Your Answer to Stress
    Give the gift of less stress by making your own stress balls.
    Spotted at Repeat Crafter Me.
  • Flip Flops 15 of 25
    Flip Flops
    Take a pair of inexpensive flip flops and deck them out with balloons.
    Spotted at Or So She Says.
  • Inflated Terrarium 16 of 25
    Inflated Terrarium
    Grow a world of wonder inside a balloon Terrarium.
    Check it out at I Can Teach my Child.
  • Pudding Cups 17 of 25
    Pudding Cups
    Balloons will come in handy for making these yummy pudding cups.
    Find out more at Bakerella.
  • Birthday Wreath 18 of 25
    Birthday Wreath
    Use bags of balloons to create this colorful birthday wreath.
    Check it out at Heck Fridays.
  • Water Balloon Baseball 19 of 25
    Water Balloon Baseball
    Fill balloons with water and bring out the plastic bat.
    Check it out at Family Fun.
  • Lanterns 20 of 25
    Lanterns
    Take the kids on an evening stroll after you all make lanterns.
    Find out more at Kleas.
  • Ice Cream Cones 21 of 25
    Ice Cream Cones
    Cut out paper cones and attach them to balloons.
    Spotted at ItMom.
  • Dress Up the Tails 22 of 25
    Dress Up the Tails
    One of the easiest ways to change up balloon decor is by getting creative with the balloon strings. Use yarn, ribbon and paper for embellishing.
    Find out more at Bon Bon Balloons.
  • Balloon Ice 23 of 25
    Balloon Ice
    Who needs ice, when you have frozen water balloons?
    Find out more at Home Confetti.
  • Sweet Pops 24 of 25
    Sweet Pops
    Wrap balloons with cellophane to turn them into sweet treat decor.
    Check it out at Parents.
  • Confetti Balloons 25 of 25
    Confetti Balloons
    Fill clear balloons with confetti. It's that easy.
    Spotted at Bon Bon Balloons.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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