Balloons are a nice option for any party when it comes to decoration. But the real pain comes in when blowing them. There are two common ways you can use to blow the balloon: either by yourself or hiring an expert to do the task.
However, blowing more than one balloon with your mouth during a party can be a stressor. So during such moments, you can use these tricks to blow up your balloons
How to Blow Up a Balloon Using Vinegar and Soda
- Materials needed
- Baking soda
- Plastic bottle
- Baking soda
- Begin with adding vinegar on the plastic bottle using the funnel
- Then fill the bottle with vinegar
- Next, take a dry funnel that’s not used then add the baking powder in the balloon.
- With that done, cover the top of the bottle, and as you do this, be careful not to allow the baking soda spill out of the balloon into the bottle.
- When you finish doing this, raise the balloon then allow the baking soda to get inside the bottle.
How to Blow Up a Balloon Using Dry Ice
- Blow your balloon, then tie it properly to make sure that there’s no air coming out.
- After that, the lid of the soft plastic drinking bottle.
- Then add some ice pellets on the plastic bottle then fit the balloon on top of the plastic bottle.
- With that done, the bottle starts to inflate once the dry ice sublimes. Immediately the plastic bottle is full, tie it off to make sure no carbon dioxide leaking out. The major drawback of using this method is that the balloon drops quicker compared to the usual method.
How to Blow Up a Balloon Using Yeast
- To begin with, add warm water to the plastic bottle then add some yeast to the water.
- Gently shake the mixture until the yeast activates in water and begin reacting.
- After that, add some sugar to the mixture then keep the bottle aside.
- Position the balloon on the neck section of the bottle through opening its mouth using your two fingers.
- Then place the bottle in a warm rea for about 20 minutes. Sit then watch the magic the balloon will start enlarging after 20 minutes.
How to Blow Up a Balloon inside a Bottle
This is a challenging idea, and all you need is balloons and a 2-liter bottle.
- Begin by placing the balloon in the plastic bottle as you do this; make sure the balloon doesn’t move down. Push its body inside but ensure its body is handy
- Next, pull the neck of the balloon across the opening of the bottle then bow the balloon. But doing this will not blow air inside the balloon. Therefore, just pinhole at the lower side of the bottle. Make sure the hole is a bit large then blow the balloon. This process works perfectly.
How to Blow Up a Balloon with Your Mouth
Step 1: Make The Balloon Lose Through Stretching It
Once you stretch the rubbery balloon latex using your hands, it will be easy to blow it with your mouth later. Stretching the balloon makes the latex loose leading to a less resistant inflation process.
As you stretch it in all directions, be careful not to tear it. Don’t overstretch it, or else it will end up popping after inflating it. Some few stretches here and there will properly do the task.
Step 2: Use Your Thumb And Index Finger To Pinch The Neck Of The Balloon
Doing this helps in keeping the balloon in a nice position as you inflate it. Ensure you grasp the end sides of the balloon approximately a quarter of an inch below the opening of your lip. Also, ensure that your index finger is located on the upper side while the thumb remains below.
Step 3: Breathe in Deeply Then “Kiss” Your Balloon
Create a seal around the neck, opening part of the balloon using your lips. Make sure that your lips are past the opening of the balloon and are pressed against your forefinger and thumb.
Step 4: Now Blow Air into the Balloon from Your Lungs
This procedure is the same as the one you used while puffing your cheeks. But ensure your cheeks are relaxed as the air passes inside the balloon. Furthermore, try as much as possible to keep your lips tight and puckered while blowing the air inside. If you are finding hard to fill the balloon with air or your lungs are a bit weaker, be sure to maintain a facial muscle tension or maintain good embouchure.
Step 5: Work Hard To Get Rid Of Air Resistance
The first air blow in a balloon is the toughest, but after the initial resistance, it will easily expand. Therefore, you must be used to this and keep on blowing the balloon until it inflates to your desired size then use the skills you gathered during your first experience to blow the other balloons.
When still finding it hard to blow the balloon after your first trial, gently tug on the balloon’s spout then blow air again.
Step 6: Now Pinch It Shut If You Need a Breather
If you want some breaks during the blows, then use your index finger and thumb to seal the balloon. After that, release your hand grip immediately you return the balloon to your mouth.
Step 7: Stop Before the Balloon Pops Up
Once you feel that your balloon is resisting more expansion, you’ll understand that the inflation procedure is finished. When the neck of your balloon becomes big to a significant size, then this will tell you that the balloon is overinflated. So you should release some air out to flatten the neck.
Step 8: Finally Tie Your Balloon
Immediately the balloon starts resisting further expansion, its time to tie it off then start inflating the other balloons. To tie it off, pinch the base of the neck with your middle and index finger then stretch its neck as you wrap it around your thumb and your index finger.
After that, feed its mouth via the loop you just formed then pull tight the knot as you pull out your fingers.
How to Blow Up a Balloon Using Helium
Step 1: Screw the Inflator inside a Helium Tank
An inflator is a metal tube threaded on one side with a nozzle on the opposite side. Screw it correctly on the threaded side on top of the helium tank.
Step 2: Press the Right Adapter on the Other End of the Inflator
Some Inflators are designed with two attached, and cone-shaped plastic adapters. The small adapter is used for blowing foil balloons, and the bigger one is used in inflating latex balloons.
Gently press the adaptor that matches the size of your balloon on the inflator.
Step 3: Now Open the Valve
Twist the handle on the upper side of the helium tank in a counterclockwise manner to open the valve of the tank, then permit the helium to get inside the inflator. A brief “pffft” sound will be heard once you do this. Also, a continuous hissing sound will be heard, but this shows that there is a leak. After that, close the valve.
Step 4: Feed Your Balloon in the Adapter
Move the mouth of your desired balloon a bit further on the adapter to form a basic seal. Wrap your forefinger and your thumb around the mouth of your balloon to tighten the seal.
Step 5: Gently Press down the Adapter
Use one of your hands that holds the balloon to your mouth to push the adaptor downwards lightly. Doing this opens up the tip of the inflator then sends helium inside the balloon. Once you fill the balloon adequately, stop pressing it down.
Step 6: Tie Up Your Balloon
When blowing up a latex balloon, do the same maneuver as you do when creating a loop using your two fingers. After that, feed over the balloon’s mouth then tie it off. Some foil balloons are self-sealing, so what you’ll have to do is pressing flat the mouth of the balloon to get rid of leakages.
Step 7: Turn Off the Helium
Once done with filling your balloon, safely turn off the helium using the following process:
- Turn the valve on top of the tank off through turning it in a clockwise manner.
- Push the adapter down to get rid of any helium that remains on the inflator.
- Then pop up the adapter as you unscrew the inflator.
Why can’t I blow up a balloon with my mouth?
How do you blow up a balloon without a pump?
What is the best way to blow balloons?
How do you blow up a balloon at home fast?
Can I blow up balloons with an air compressor?
Balloon air compressors feature a small tank of compressed air and one to two nozzles. Each nozzle inserts into the opening of a balloon, and once you turn on the compressor the balloons will inflate automatically.
How much PSI does it take to blow up a balloon?
Can you blow up foil balloons without helium?
How early can I blow up balloons?
Can I blow up balloons 2 days before?
Can I blow up balloons the night before a party?
Do air filled balloons deflate overnight?
Do air filled balloons stay up?
Do air filled balloons shrink in the cold?
Latex and foil balloons can be inflated with air; however, they will not float. If you’re inflating balloons yourself, good news is you can save your lungpower by using a handheld balloon pump or an electric balloon bump.