Cactus Balloons!June 30, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Balloons
This is a fun craft to try for a summer party! Here’s what you’ll need:
Supplies for Cactus Balloons
How to Make Cactus Balloons
1. Inflate one 12″ helium-grade balloon with helium and tie with string. This will be the main part of the cactus. Inflate a 9″ helium-grade balloon only part way to form one of the “pads”. Knot and then trim off most of the end of the balloon as shown below.
2. Add a small dab of hot glue (on low setting) to the base of the 9″ balloon and position it where you want it on the 12″ balloon, holding in place a few seconds for the glue to dry. Note: it is important to use a small amount of glue on the low heat setting to avoid popping the balloons. You can add another small dab of hot glue to the side of the balloon if needed to get it to lay flat. Repeat by making another 1 or 2 “pads” and sticking on the larger balloon.
3. Use a Sharpie to draw little spikes on the cactus!
4. Add a few pink pom-poms to the top of each pad with a small dab of hot glue.