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How to make a 6 color balloon column

How To Make a Balloon Column with Six Colors

How To Make a Balloon Column with Six Colors

Hello, I want to make 4' Paw Patrol themed balloon columns for my children's birthday party. There are six main colors, each representing a different puppy (red, orange, pink, yellow, green and blue). I notice a lot of spiraling balloon columns only include four colors. How would I arrange the balloon colors to form a spiral style column? Or would I have to stack the colors in rows instead?

Thank you for your help.


Hi Hector,

To achieve a spiral pattern with 6 colors you would have to create the column with clusters of 6 balloons each. Best would be to use 5 inch balloons. 11" balloons would be too large for a 6 cluster column.

However, creating clusters of 6 balloons is rather difficult. You'd make it easier for yourself if you stick to 5 colors, using clusters of 5 balloons.

How to achieve the spiral pattern is explained on this page about balloon arches.

How about using 5 colors for the column, and the 6th color for a big topper balloon? The topper balloon could be either latex or mylar.

Alternatively, if you really want the 6 colors equally used in the column, you could stack the balloons as you mentioned yourself. But this would mean that you loose the nice spiral pattern.

Here's a good video showing how to create a 5 color balloon column:

Best of luck!

Would love to see a photo of your Paw Patrol columns.


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Reply to Maria Arias: What size to blow up the balloons
by: Margit

Hi Maria,

For an 8 feet tall balloon column with 6 colors I would choose either 5 inch balloons blown up to full size or 9 inch balloons blown up to 7 or 8 inches.

Here's a great video that shows how to create a 6 color spiral pattern using balloon quads.

The tutorial is for a balloon arch, but the method would be the same for a column.

Good luck with your balloon column!


what size to blow up the balloons?
by: Maria Arias

I am making an 8' column and want to use 6 colors. What size do you recommend I blow up the balloons to get a good spiral effect?

Reply to "What size balloons"
by: Margit

Hi there,

Sandi Masori uses 9 inch balloons in the video for the 5 color column, blown up to about 8.5 inches.

You should need 9 or 10 pumps to get them to this size.

Hope that helps!

what size ballons using
by: Anonymous

what size balloons are you using and how many air pumps each balloon?

Thanks Cheri & Colin
by: Margit

Hi Cheri,

Thanks very much for posting the pattern. That's very helpful.


And hello as well to Colin from Very nice column! We've added your website as source just below the image.

6 color column
by: Cheri

There is a specific pattern to use in creating a 4 cluster column/arch with 6 different color balloons. It's best for an arch, unless you use smaller sized balloons. It's a little complicated but here is the pattern.
3 pink, 1 blue
2 pink, 2 blue
1 pink, 2 blue, 1 green *
2 blue, 2 green
1 blue, 1 red, 2 green
2 green, 2 red
1 green, 2 red, 1 orange
2 red, 2 orange
1 red, 2 orange, 1 yellow
2 orange, 2 yellow
1 orange, 2 yellow, 1 pink
2 yellow, 2 pink
1 yellow, 2 pink, 1 blue
2 pink, 2 blue
and the pattern then repeats itself *

If making an arch, you would then end the pattern after doing two balloons of two different colors. For example,
2 yellow, 2 pink
1 yellow, 3 pink
4 pink

That will complete the spiral and give you a nice rainbow pattern.

Good luck!

Paw patrol display
by: Colin - balloon creations ipswich

Hi guys this pawpatrol display was made by myself if you could pass credits on to


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