Friday, July 17, 2009

How To Make Yo-Yo Balloons

Ever heard of a Yo-yo balloon before? As one would suspect by the name, it's a balloon that you play with like a yo-yo. I often see them at small fairs and parties. It's a great outdoor activity for the summer and keeps the kids entertained. Yo-yo balloons are easy and inexpensive to make. They're perfect for entertaining a large crowd and make nice favors as well.

You can also purchase pre-made yo-yo balloons. The only difference is the balloons are striped and you have pre-cut rubber bands with finger loops. That's really the only thing that separates making vs. buying. Simple directions below.

Supplies:
water balloons
large thick rubber bands
balloon pump - optional

Cut a large rubber band to make a string. It should measure about 10- 12 inches. Tie a loop on one end for it to fit a child's finger (refer to picture).

Fill the water balloon with water until it's roughly the size of a golf ball. Now fill with air until the balloon is the size of an orange. Tie shut.

Tie the rubber band onto the balloon. Done.


Have Fun!





15 comments:

Marielle said...

Oh how fun and does that take me back! Where I'm from they make the balloons huge and filled with a few spoonfuls of dry rice to give a nice wooshing noise along with the ping pong effect.

The Queen of Clearance said...

quick and easy! Ill have to remember that they next time I watch my friends kids!

mushroommeadows said...

How fun (and inexpensive, too)!

Ayie said...

kids love this, even I do!

Emily Fay said...

...Thank you for the Cool Idea;)

lg Marion

SewDelish said...

I'd completely forgotten about these!
My daughter's birthday is coming up and this will be a great addition to the kids party bags.

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Ali said...

I'd never seen these - off to scour the house for balloons - thanks!

mayaluna said...

another wonderful idea I can make right now... we're ironically having a yo-yo obsession around her by the big one and the littlest is quite frustrated... here's my solution! Thanks Jessica!

Kara said...

This is such a great idea. My boys would love it!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how fun! I haven't thought about these in forever! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Wynn said...

this is a great idea for my 2 yr old boy!!^_^

amida said...

I'm making these for my boys water balloon party -- it is the perfect addition to the goodie bag! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

It took watching the video before I figured out the concept, but I love it! I linked to it on my weekly roundup here. Thanks!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your yo-yo! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/yo-yo-balloons/

Thanks for a wonderful project idea!