Paper or felt
You can’t go wrong with balloons for nearly any occasion. There’s always a shade of balloons that matches the party color scheme, and balloons are so cheap. But it’s a matter of how you present them, isn’t it? Kids will have fun if you blow up balloons and lay them all over the floor. Any room looks like a party when balloons are hanging up in the corners. Those are just various ways to place them, though. To really give balloons an unusual but fabulous appearance, try changing the way they look altogether. For a wedding, a garden party, or another celebration, you’ll enjoy making fruit balloons. Lay them on the table, set them on counter tops – they’re stunning and very unique.
Making balloons look like fruit is fun. You can craft pineapples, bunches of grapes, apples, and other types, just by using balloons along with inexpensive craft supplies. Balloon fruits are gigantic, compared to regular fruits; they’ll grab attention at any party.
To make a pineapple balloon, choose a large, round, yellow balloon, and blow it up. Cut long, slender “leaves” from construction paper, felt, or even scrapbook paper. Tape the leaves around the knot of the balloon, to conceal the knot, and to finish the look of the pineapple.
Make an apple by blowing up a red balloon and tying a knot. Cut out a couple of leaves and tape them over the knot. It can be helpful to look at pineapple fronds, apple leaves, and similar greenery, to get an idea of colors, sizes, and shapes of leaves.
One of the most fun fruits that you can make is a bunch of grapes. Choose purple, blue, and/or red, round balloons – in small sizes – and blow them up. Blow some all the way up and fill others only partially with air. Use some tiny ones and some larger ones. Stick the balloons together with tape to create the look of a bunch. Place larger grapes at the top of the bunch and smaller ones towards the bottom. Grape leaves are unique in the way they are shaped so looking at pictures can be helpful before cutting the leaves. Tape a few on the top of the bunch.
Fruit balloons are so colorful and pretty; they fit right in with many different party themes. Make oranges, bananas, kiwis, strawberries and others, by using various techniques and craft supplies. Markers can be used to make seed dots, and any number of things can be used to create the leaves. They’ll be the most exciting balloons you’ve ever had at a party.