We clowns are known for twisting balloons into all sorts of hats and animals but how about something a bit different, balloon bracelets. Some of you may make a wrist balloon using a round smiley face or alien balloon as a topper, we are going to show you something a bit different, a braided bracelet. These bracelets are unique as they won’t pop, can last for days and when people see them they really go wild. This is a little tricky to tie but the braiding is fairly simple, so grab your 260’s and let’s learn the braided bracelet.
Step 1. Pick three different colors, line the balloons evenly at the nozzle end.
Step 2. Give the balloons a small puff of air and pinch them about an inch and a half below the nozzles so the air doesn’t escape.
Step 3. Tie all three balloons off into a knot. This is a bit tricky but you can do it.
Step 4. The braid is reverse of braiding hair; your balloons will go under the balloon next to it apposed to over the top. This prevents the braid from curling towards you and blocking your view.
Step 5. Stop when you have about 1 1/2 inch remaining upbraided. Pinch this point to hold the braid so we can tie the second knot.
Step 6. Tie the three ends together as one knot like you did to start the braid.
Step 7. To form the bracelet tie one nozzle and one tip end together of opposing colors. Repeat this step with another “nozzle–tip” combo and the bracelet will stay secure. You can tie the third set but it’s not necessary.
Step 8. Snip off the ends after the knot ( just not too close to the knot) and viola you have a beautiful piece of balloon jewelry.
This bracelet does take a little practice to get down smoothly but soon you can make them in just a couple of minutes.
* These are great for fundraising items since they last for more than just one day.
* School Team color bracelets; as most teams only have two colors, white can be used for a neutral third color for the braid.
*Make them as party favors or handouts.
*The bracelet can also be used as a ponytail decoration but secure with a regular ponytail band first.
Enjoy your new balloon project and see you soon.
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