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How to make a 6 color balloon column

Spiral balloon columns [Image Source: ballooncreations.com.au]

Spiral balloon columns [Image Source: ballooncreations.com.au]

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.

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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.

Margit

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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!

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what size ballons using
by: Anonymous

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

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Thanks Cheri & Colin
by: Margit

Hi Cheri,

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

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

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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!

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Paw patrol display
by: Colin - balloon creations ipswich

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

:)

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