Balloons are a staple decoration at every party I’ve ever thrown and nearly every party I’ve ever been to. I’d been thinking recently that there must be a way to spice them up a bit though and make them a little more interesting. I knew I wanted my balloon projects to involve helium; when I was a child helium balloons weren’t really a thing (it might’ve been because we lived nowhere near a party store) so we blew balloons up the old fashioned way and they just didn’t look as lively and fun as helium-filled balloons. On one of my regular trips to Spotlight I saw they sold the Balloon Time helium tank. I was pretty excited as in New Zealand it’s pretty rare to find something in a store that you’ve seen on your favourite American blogs. I quickly bought it and the inspiration just rolled on from there!
DOUBLE-SIDED STICKY TAPE
BAT WING TEMPLATE
- Print out this bat wing template onto white paper then cut it out.
- Use the template as a stencil to cut wings out of black paper (make sure you use paper and not cardstock as cardstock will way the balloon down).
- Blow up your balloon (either at your local party store or with a Balloon Time helium tank).
- Figure out where on your balloon you’d like to stick the wings and then secure them with double-sided sticky tape.
- Let your balloons float around or display with string.