Can you imagine a kid’s birthday party without balloons? Nah! And those crafts made outta long, skinny balloons are fascinating. We know that the kids find balloon animals super cute, but how about surprising them with balloon swords this time and letting them take charge? CraftCue gives step-by-step instructions on how to make balloon swords.
Word of Advice
If time is the concern factor, and you find kids destroying balloon swords while playing, start making the simple balloon sword (the first type), which is faster and easier to make. If you have ample time, go for the second one.
Kids just love balloons! How about hosting a themed party, infusing balloon swords and sabers, creating the kiddos’ fight club. Ask the little guests to dress up like cute warriors, and start making a huge number of balloon swords, ’cause kids will definitely love them, play with them, and end up destroying them. Not sure about how to make them? We are there to guide you by giving easy instructions. So the battle’s on?
Things you’ll need
- Long, thin (skinny) balloons
- Air pump
- Step-by-step instructions!
Simple Balloon Sword
- Inflate the long balloon, leaving an inch tip. Wrap the end of the balloon making a basic knot.
- Let’s begin with the handle. Fold your balloon in such a way that you get three layers at about 4 inches from the balloon knot, i.e., leaving enough space for the grip.
- Now make a twist in the center of the three layers. Refer to the image (no. 2) to get a clear idea.
- Straighten out the hand guards (or leaves), making it appear like a sword.
You have twisted the balloon sword!
Variation to Saber Sword Balloon
This is an enhanced version of saber sword balloon, which offers a detailed handle. Youngsters will find this version all the more fascinating.
- Inflate a long balloon. Make a simple, basic balloon twist at its end.
- Now bend the balloon to make a twist of about 5 inches in diameter from the first twist.
- Fold/bend it, making a fold twist.
- Start making 5 small balloon twists right from the fold twist as shown, each twist being about an inch.
- It’s time to finish the sword. Take an end of the long balloon and tuck within the fold twist. Keep pushing the sword in the fold twist till it takes the shape of a sword blade and the handle.
- This is an optional step. You can bend the edge of the sword blade by turning it up, creating an angle, as shown in step #6.
Let the party begin. (Roars!)