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How To Make Confetti Stick To Balloon

How To Make Confetti Stick To Balloon: Full Guide

Last Updated on April 23, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

Confetti-filled balloons bring a fun and joyous atmosphere to any celebration, enhancing the decorations with their whimsical and celebratory flair.

Getting the confetti to stick to the inside of the balloon can be tricky. 

With that, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how to make confetti stick to balloons so that you can create the perfect party decoration. 

From selecting the right type of confetti to prepping your balloon, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make your confetti balloon dreams come true. Let’s get started. 

Making Confetti Stick To A Balloon: Step-by-Step Instructions

Confetti Inside the Bobo Balloon

Materials You Need:

  • Balloon
  • Confetti
  • A small funnel (optional)
  • A spray adhesive or hi-float, cloth or your hair

Instructions:

  1. If you’re using a funnel, place it into the neck of the balloon.
  2. Pour the confetti into the balloon through the funnel. If you’re not using a funnel, make a DIY funnel, spread the balloon’s mouth, and put in the confetti.
  3. Hold the balloon by the knot and shake it to distribute the confetti.
  4. Spray a light layer of adhesive onto the outside of the balloon where you want the confetti to stick. Be sure to spray evenly and not too close to the balloon. Or you can rub the balloons with cloth or hair to stick the confetti
  5. Hold the balloon by the knot and gently roll it in the confetti, ensuring it sticks to the adhesive. Press the confetti onto the balloon if needed to make it stick better.
  6. Shake off any excess confetti and repeat steps 5 and 6 as needed until you achieve your desired look.
  7. Allow the adhesive to dry completely before handling or displaying the balloon.
  8. Once the adhesive has dried, you can display your confetti-filled balloon and enjoy the festive look. 

Check out these steps in making a stress ball without using balloons here.

How Can You Fill A Balloon With Confetti Without A Funnel?

If you want to fill a balloon with confetti but don’t have a funnel, you can expand the balloon’s mouth out enough to accommodate the confetti.

But there is another good alternative to using a funnel-like object, such as a cup, or a cone-shaped object, such as a paper cone. 

Hold the balloon’s opening tightly while placing it over the funnel-like object and pouring in the confetti.

But how can you fill a balloon without using a machine?

What Causes Confetti To Attach To A Charged Balloon?

Confetti Balloons

Confetti will attach to the balloon because it is made of different materials, such as paper [1], plastic, and metal. Each of these materials has electrons, meaning it is a positive charge. 

Plus, the balloon is negatively charged, creating a strong electric field that is strong enough to move the electrons in the confetti. 

“A long time ago I started talking into a balloon so I could feel myself talking, to practice judging volume, and compare it to other musicians.” 

Mandy Harvey, American Singer

It causes the electrons to become attracted to the balloon, creating an electrostatic force between the two objects. 

This force is strong enough to pull the confetti toward the balloon, causing it to stick to the surface.

Why Does It Stick When You Rub A Balloon?

When you rub a balloon against a material such as wool, electrons are transferred from the wool to the balloon, giving the balloon a net negative charge. 

At the same time, the wool becomes positively charged. This contact creates an electrostatic field between the balloon and the surface it is rubbed against. 

This field is strong enough to attract small pieces of paper, lint, and other light objects.

Also Read: 8 Easy Steps To Stick Balloons To The Wall

FAQs

What will happen if you rub balloons with a plastic bag?

If you rub balloons with a plastic bag, the balloons will become charged with static electricity, and both will become negatively charged, causing the balloon to levitate. 

What will stick to a balloon when static electricity is present?

When static electricity is present, an extra electron will stick to the balloon if you rub it against the clothes, towel, or anything with electrons. 

The balloon will become negatively charged due to the static electricity, and the positively charged objects will become attracted to it.

Check out these simple ways to make balloons matte here.

Can Static Guard be sprayed on balloons?

Yes, Can Static Guard can be sprayed on balloons to reduce static electricity and make them easier to handle. 

The product is safe for most balloons and will not discolor or damage them.

What occurs when a balloon is rubbed and placed in water?

When a balloon is rubbed and placed in water, it creates static electricity, which causes it to cling to the water [2].
 
It means the positive ions of the water molecules then neutralize the negative charge of the balloon. But how can you fill water balloons without using a nozzle?

How do you get the static electricity out of a balloon?

The best way to get static electricity out of a balloon is to rub the balloon against a surface that is made of a material that is not a conductor of electricity or by touching the balloons to each other. 

But how do you make a balloon flower?

Final Words

Making confetti stick to a balloon is a great way to make your decorations stand out. 

This simple tutorial lets you have impressive and eye-catching confetti balloons quickly. 

These confetti balloons are the ideal addition to any party, whether it’s a birthday bash, a graduation party, or to celebrate anything else.

So go out there and get creative – the possibilities are endless.

References:

  1. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-throw-that-old-printout-away-21-projects-for-used-paper/
  1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256
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