How To Stuff A Balloon


What Is A Stuffed Balloon

A stuffed balloon is anytime you put something inside a balloon. You can stuff a balloon with other balloons as seen in my post How To Make A Double Balloon here. Or you can stuff a balloon with gifts, stuffed animals, small toys, or trinkets. You can even stuff a balloon with money, check out my post Money Balloon here.

Steps To Stuff A Balloon

  1. Gather All Your Ingredients
  2. Stretch The Balloon
  3. Stretch The Balloon, Again
  4. Stretch The Balloon Over The Funnel
  5. Add Weight To The Bottom (Optional)
  6. Prep The Item To Be Stuffed
  7. Stuff The Balloon
  8. Carefully Remove The Funnel
  9. Inflate The Balloon
  10. Position The Stuffed Item And Tie The Balloon
  11. Enjoy!

1. Gather All Your Ingredients

  • Balloon (for this example, I will be using an 11″ balloon)
  • Hand pump found on Amazon here
  • Canning funnel found here on Amazon
  • Candy or some sort of weight (Optional)
  • 12lbs fishing line
  • Whatever you will be stuffing the balloon with

2. Stretch The Balloon

Start by inflating the balloon several times with a hand pump, holding it for a few seconds, and then releasing the air. Next, you want to stretch the opening of the balloon as much as you can. Hold the balloon open.

3. Stretch The Balloon, Again

I’m not kidding, you are going to want to stretch the balloon a few more times. This step is vitally important to making the rest of the steps go smoothly.

4. Stretch The Balloon Over The Funnel

This funnel isn’t just an ordinary funnel, it is a canning funnel specifically used for wide-mouth jars. You can find these at your local store that sells kitchen and canning supplies. Next, we are going to stretch the mouth of the balloon over the end of the funnel. This part can get a little bit tricky if you don’t stretch the balloon enough.

The first time I did this step it took me several tries to get the balloon over the funnel.

5. Add Weight To The Bottom (Optional)

Next, you are going to add the candy or some sort of weight through the funnel to the bottom of your balloon. This step is optional, I just like it because it helps the balloon to sit upright.

6. Prep The Item To Be Stuffed

Prep the item to be stuffed into the balloon by tying the fishing line to the object. In this example, I’m going to use a stuffed animal and I am going to tie the fishing line around the stuffed animal’s neck. This step is going to help hold the stuffed animal in place and it will also help me position the stuffed animal later.

7. Stuff The Balloon

Now for the fun part, begin stuffing the balloon. Begin stuffing the balloon with the part you want on the bottom of the balloon.

8. Carefully Remove The Funnel

Carefully remove the funnel from the balloon. You don’t want to rip the balloon, which can happen very easily. I found that rolling the balloon off the funnel works best.

9. Inflate The Balloon

Next, go ahead and inflate your balloon, while holding on to the fishing line coming out of the balloon.

10. Position The Stuffed Item And Tie The Balloon

Enjoy!

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How To Stuff A Balloon Video

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