23 Unique Balloon Projects to Make


How to make balloon activities that will delight kids of all ages.  These balloon craft ideas include balloon game like balloon spoon race and balloon pop games.  As well as step by step instructions on how to make a balloon animal, bubble balloons and even how to decorate balloons.  Nothing says a party like balloons do! 


Tip Junkie has 47 How to Make Balloon patterns all with pictured tutorials to learn how to make.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more Balloon Craft ideas with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

How To Make Balloon

DIY Confetti Dipped Balloons {birthday decorations}

1.  DIY Confetti Dipped Balloons {birthday decorations} ~ Balloons are such a great way to decorate in an inexpensive way. If you are looking for a way to take your balloon decorations up a notch, these confetti dipped balloons are easy to create and look gorgeous for any party.

Money Balloons

2.  Money Balloons ~ Teens can be hard to get gifts for, and most of them probably prefer money. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. This post has very helpful tip on how to successfully give money in balloons.

DIY Balloon Surprise

3.  DIY Balloon Surprise ~ This box of balloons is not only budget friendly, but will excite any birthday recipient of any age. Simply add a bouquet of balloons to a box, add a message and deliver. Wait until you see the surprise on their face. Instant gratification!

4.  Birthday Celebration Ideas ~ Using helium filled balloons, attach a photo for each year of the person’s life to a ribbon.  You can mat the photo on white card stock to make it appear to be a polaroid photo.   Add a message or tidbit to the back of the photo.

Hot Air Balloon Cupcakes

5.  Hot Air Balloon Cupcakes ~ Give your travel birthday party the WOW factor with these Hot Air Balloon cupcakes made into a garland or banner. You can put anything inside the muffin cups like candy, muffins, or cupcakes!

Balloon Craft

Balloon Backdrop Photo Prop {tutorial} 

6.  Balloon Backdrop Photo Prop {tutorial} ~ Isn’t this colorful balloon backdrop photo prop so much fun?  They certainly are the rage at parties these days.  Your guests will have a blast taking pictures with silly props.  Here’s how you can make your own for only $2 and 20 minutes of your time.

Balloon Pops

7.  Balloon Pops ~ Transform balloons into lollipops with this easy tutorial.  They make adorable decorations for a candy themed party.

Balloon Crafts

8.  Mickey Mouse Balloon Wreath ~ If you are planning a Mickey Mouse birthday party, have the little guy himself meet your gusts at the front door with this adorable balloon wreath.

Balloon Crafts

9.  Balloon Yo-Yo ~ Teach your children how to be resourceful from items you most likely already have in your home.  It’s easy to make and will provide tons of fun!

Balloon Crafts

10.  How to Make Juggling Balls ~ Make these do-it-yourself juggling balls from balloons and rice. It’s a fun family craft that helps kids learn a new skill, juggling!

Balloon Game

Balloon Game

11.  Water Balloon Spoon Race ~ This Water Balloon Spoon Race is fun for any type of children’s party. The wooden spoons were purchased from the dollar store, painted and decorated with washi tape. You could of course leave yours plain.

Balloon Pinata {party games}

12.  Balloon Pinata {party games} ~ These balloon pinata’s are a great alternative to the traditional pinata. You can use the neck of a recycled plastic bottle to funnel candy into the balloons. Blow them up and each child can pop their own. How cool is that?!

Balloon Pop Game

Balloon Pop Game

13.  Balloon Dart Game ~ This Balloon Dart Game will make everyone pop with laughter! It’s adorable as a wreath yet it’s a super fun game. Each balloon has a piece of paper with a number on it. That number indicates how many pieces of candy they will get. How creative!

Balloon Game

14.  Cat in the Hat Dart Game ~ This Cat in the Hat balloon dart board would be perfect for a Dr. Seuss themed party.  There isn’t a tutorial for the game, but thought it was too cute not to show it to you.  {{wink}}

Bubble Balloons

Bubble Balloons

15.  Balloon Invitations ~ If you are not the type to mail a birthday invitation that you bought at the store, hand deliver these fun balloon invitations to your party guests.  These unique invites contain all of the pertinent party info, and a little confetti, inside the balloon.

How to Make a Balloon Animal

How to Make a Balloon Animal

16.  How to Make a Balloon Dog ~ Kids love balloon animals!  Learn how to make the basic balloon dog with these pictured step-by-step instructions.

Balloon Creations

Balloon Shapes

17.  How to Make Balloon Sword ~ Follow this pictured step by step tutorial to learn how to make a sword from a balloon.  If you’re a beginner this is perfect for you. How to Make Balloon Hat 18.  How to Make Balloon Hat ~ Learn how to make a basic balloon hat.  It’s the base for adding fancier balloons to.

Balloon Creations

19.  How to Make a Balloon Flower ~ Balloons are such a great way to decorate in an inexpensive way.  If you are looking for a way to take your balloon decorations up a notch, these fun flower shaped balloon arrangements are easy to create and work well with most girl party themes.

How to Make Balloon Tulips

20.  How to Make Balloon Tulips ~ Here’s a video tutorial for making balloon tulips.  It’s the easiest project to make by twisting balloons! They make a charming, inexpensive, and fun “floral” arrangement for any birthday party.

Weather Balloon

Weather Balloon

21.  Balloon Science Experiment ~ Your kids will love this science experiment! With the help of baking soda and vinegar the balloon inflates, leaving you with a fun toy and a great hands on learning experience! She even gives you the science behind it, so your afternoon play time is also educational!

Weather Balloon

22.  Ice Marbles {Science} ~ This is a great post with an idea that could double as both a science lesson and just plain fun! Using water balloons and some really cold winter weather you’ll get some pretty ice marbles. Easy to make and super fun to see!

Balloon Shooter

Balloon Shooter

23.  Marshmallow Shooter ~ Kids will love to practice their aiming skills with this challenging cool craft. This craft could be created with marshmallows or pom-poms, as is the perfect boredom buster during summer vacation.

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