How to fill balloon with sand


(New Zealand)

I've tried to follow your instructions but cannot get the sand to fill the balloon to the size of a tennis ball. Actually I wouldn't mind it being slightly bigger. Once the sand is in, the balloon doesn't expand - i.e. I thought the more sand I put it the balloon would allow this to occur and would increase (as you would when you blow it up). So please help, I can't seem to get the size I need.


Any tricks.

Comments for How to fill balloon with sand

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstar
How to fill a balloon with sand
by: Margit

Thanks for pointing this out. This step has been missing from our instructions for the table base, and I have added it there now.

Here's the trick:
Before you fill the balloon with sand, you need to pre-stretch it by blowing it up to approximately half it's normal size and letting the air out again.

If you feel it's still too tight, just inflate it two or three times.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Balloon Decorations FAQ.

Recent Articles

  1. How to use balloons placed on the floor

    What is the most effective height for floating a five balloon cluster from the floor? ANSWER The best height depends on the venue and where you place

    Read More

  2. What kind of weights to anchor helium balloons in a pool

    What kind of balloon anchors could I use for helium balloons in a pool? ANSWER Hi Julie, I am guessing you want the balloons moving around the pool,

    Read More

  3. Weight boxes for 3 helium balloons

    Hi, can you tell me what size weight box I would need to use for 3 party helium balloons? 🎈🎈🎈 ANSWER Hi Kay, With weight box you are referring to balloon

    Read More