Balloon Decorating

Balloon Decorating

This past weekend, I took a trip with my 5-year-old to Party City and bought balloon LED lights to create  a set of spooky Halloween monsters. We had a great time making monsters that  glow at night!

Ages:
3 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. balloons
  2. black cardstock
  3. tape
  4. handle knife or scissors - (we used an X-acto knife
  5. balloon led lights - (available at any party store like Party City, or Amazon)
  6. craft hole punch - (optional)
  7. balloon pump - (optional)
  1. Twist to turn on a balloon LED light, and put the light in a balloon.


  2. Blow up the balloon to the size you wish your monster to be, or try a balloon pump! Once  the balloon is full of air, tie the end into a knot to make sure no air escapes.

  3. Tape the end of the balloon onto your working surface. We used masking tape, but you can use whatever tape you have around the house!

  4. To make a monster faces on the balloon, cut out eyes, a mouth, and other shapes from black cardstock.


    Tip: Use a craft hole punch to make circles and a handle knife to cut organic shapes!

  5. Apply glue to the back of your cardstock shapes with a glue stick. Then, carefully press the shapes onto the balloon.  


  6. Once you're done decorating the balloons, it's time to find a place for them amongst the Halloween decor! Tape the balloons to your windows, walls, or floor, and enjoy these glowing monsters!


    Balloon lights normally last about 2 days. To reuse the lights, you'll have to pop your balloon monsters.