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Deco Bubble with Confetti at the Bottom [Source: twitter.com/balloonsbykelly]
I use the hi-float way to fit confetti into clear balloons but now I want to use glitter and confetti inside a clear 20" deco bubble.
Will enough static be created to allow the confetti to stick adequately to the inside of the deco bubble? Any tips greatly appreciated. Thank you.
As you cannot use Hi-Float with deco bubbles, the confetti typically doesn't stick to the wall of the balloon.
It will just sit at the bottom of the balloon and move around the bubble as it moves. This can also create a nice effect, especially if you use things like feathers or artificial leaves instead of confetti.
By the way, you also shouldn't you use Hi-Float on a latex balloon inside the deco bubble, according to these deco bubble inflation tips by Qualatex.
However, there is a way to make foil or tissue confetti stick to the inside wall of a deco bubble.
It's achieved through static, as you already mentioned. To get the confetti to stick, you need to:
* Fill the bubble first with helium, then add some air to inflate it fully, using a hand pump; the mix of the two gases allows us to create the required static electricity in the balloon (see next step).
* Rub the outside of the deco bubble with a cotton, nylon or any other cloth to create the static; important tip: always rub the balloon where the confetti gathers, that means at the bottom of the balloon.
This 5 minute video by CBA Tina Giunta demonstrates the technique well:
Hope that helps!
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