Ordinary helium balloons make a kid’s birthday party fun, but when they are decorated in unique and creative ways, they can turn it into a real celebration. A basic latex balloon can be transformed into something much more visually appealing with a few simple additions. Do not waste money on expensive Mylar balloons. Use these unique ways to decorate basic helium varieties for your kid’s festivities. They will be far more interesting than costlier ready-made decorations of any type, and they can serve as fun birthday party favors.
Create Balloon Ice Cream Cones with Construction Paper
Ordinary latex balloons that are filled with helium can be made into ice cream cones with the addition of light brown construction paper. Buy and fill six to eight-inch round balloons, and attach curling ribbon instead of cotton strings. Create cones out of construction paper, and leave a small hole on each pointed end to accommodate the ribbon. Apply craft glue to the overlapped edges, and use a single staple on the wider end to help hold the paper in place as the glue dries. After it dries for several hours, thread the curling ribbon through the hole. Create a knot to keep the cone in contact with the balloon. If necessary, apply a few pieces of clear tape. Curl the ribbon, and continue making ice cream cone balloons until you have enough for all of the kids at the party.
Place Small Colored Balloons Inside of Larger Clear Ones
Another fantastic way to decorate helium balloons for a kid’s birthday party does not require special embellishments. Buy large clear balloons, and place smaller helium-filled balloons inside. Choose a single color or a rainbow of hues. Connect them to create a big floating decoration in a shape of your choice, or suspend each one from a curled ribbon. With a little clear tape and clear thread, the balloons can be combined to create a big heart. In any case, they are sure to create a lasting impression.
Fill Helium Balloons with Paper Birthday Confetti
Confetti is perfect for a kid’s birthday party, and the best way to use it is inside of clear helium balloons where it will not create a huge mess. Use a funnel to add paper confetti before filling them with helium. Sharp-edged plastic or metal varieties will pop the balloons. Buy a variety of paper shapes, or create them using decorative paper punches. Attach curled ribbons to the knotted ends. The kids will enjoy playing with the confetti filled balloons, and they will serve as vibrant birthday party decorations and fun favors.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience