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This cute craft is perfect for a summer afternoon after a water balloon fight! Create a funky bracelet out of recycled, popped balloons!
Broken balloon pieces (must include the "stem" or "neck")
A long, uninflated "balloon twisting" style balloon (also known as a "260" balloon)
First, gather up all your broken balloon pieces. This is a perfect opportunity for a post-water balloon fight activity, our Balloon Scraps Pick-Up. Then, using your scissors, cut off the balloons' "necks." This is the narrow piece with an opening through which to blow it up; when looking at a used, broken balloon, this is the part below where it had been tied. You'll want to keep all the rubber "rings" that are at the very end of the neck, right before the opening.
String your rubber rings onto your long, uninflated balloon. You should use a long, thin balloon similar to those used by balloon twisters; these are known as
When you're done stringing on the rubber rings, your bracelet should look like this.
Make sure that there is room at the ends of the uninflated balloon, free from rubber rings. Roughly measure to make sure that the balloon will form a bracelet that will go around your wrist; there will be some stretch to the bracelet, but be sure to eyeball a measurement first. Tie the balloon in a knot to form a ring, then use your scissors to trim any excess.
It's as easy as that!
Now you've got a stretchy, rubbery, colorful, wearable reminder of the fun you had with all those balloons!
1. Small children should never be allowed to handle broken balloons, and children should be supervised by an adult.