to be used
Most sculptures are created using
260 balloons (2 inches in diameter and 60 inches in length). This is the
standard balloon for twisting but 160 and 350 (respectively 1 and 3 inches
in diameter) can fit exactly your needs on a given sculpture. It is
sometimes useful to have the extra-length of the 160 or to make
"big" sculptures with the 350. Try them, you won't regret it.
160, 350 and 260
Other types of balloons can help you
make beautiful creations.
First of all, the standard round balloons can make realistic eyes. But
also hearts for heads or donuts and blossoms just to add to your bouquets.
We recommend 6-inch balloons because they can easily be added to
sculptures based on 260.
||In order to separate
different manufacturers, the first letter of the manufacturer is
usually added to the type of balloons. This way, 260s made by
Qualatex are called 260Q.
is by far the world's first manufacturer of latex balloons.
These are the easiest to find and that's great since there
balloons are resistant and with an important color range.
standard 160Q assortment
standard 260Q assortment
is another manufacturer with nice pastel colors. The balloons we
had from them were slightly less resistant but this might only
be a bad experience. The 260G are pleasant to twist and we liked
the extra length (compared with 260Q).
are two other manufacturers. Unfortunately we didn't have the
chance to test their balloons yet.
to buy them
||Numerous shops have 100
balloon bags, most of them also provide circus items as well. If
you are in a small town, have a look in the shops proposing
decorations for weddings, they usually sell balloons or can
order them for you. Note that Qualatex doesn't sell to people
directly, you'll have to find your local distributor.
There are also a few online shops which remains a good solution
even with the post charges. MultiHobbies is currently looking
for a partner.
them last longer
||You might quickly become
a balloon addicted person. You will then decide to order lots of
balloons at the same time but keep in mind that there are a few
rules to keep your balloons resistant and colorful.
Latex balloons don't like heat and light. To have them last
longer, keep them in a fresh place and in a box. Quite a few
entertainers freeze a large number of balloon bags with no
problems. Just let them come back to room temperature. But
keeping them in a box at room temperature should be okay for
Do not forget to take
care of the balloons. Do not stuff them in your pockets with a marker
and a pair of cisors. Try to keep them in large pockets, one
pocket for each color can be useful if you are often looking for
a specific color.