Learn How to Make Balloon Swords

Want to learn how to make a balloon sword? Here is a collection of balloon swords that you can make. And we teach all of the techniques that you'll need to know. You'll find that kids love balloon swords and these sculptures will be a hit at any party. If you're interested in learning advanced balloon sword techniques, you'll find a helpful video here.

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    When it comes to sword balloons, this one is the very best. Since it's made from two balloons, it's larger and grander and more colorful and than any sword that you can make from a single 260 balloon. If you've got the time, this is the sword balloon that you'll want to make. 

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    Saber Sword Balloon Version 2.

    Here's a nice variation on the basic saber balloon sword. This one features added detail on the handle.

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    This is the basic sword balloon that is easy to learn and twist. You'll find that kids, especially boys, love these swords. These are fast and simple to make and you can construct a lot of them in little time. There's also an optional step to make these swords more durable.

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    Here's a balloon sword that is drastically different from the other sword balloons. This one is actually among the easiest balloon sculptures to make. If you're a beginner, this is probably one of the first balloons you should attempt. When you've mastered this one, and have the time, you can make the more detailed version 2.

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    This is a variation on the basic sword balloon that is easy to learn and twist. This one represents more of a foil-style sword. You can make the fold twists individually, or learn a technique to quickly make all three twists simultaneously, greatly reducing the construction time. This one is a good balance between a nice-looking balloon and fast construction time - a workhorse at a busy party.

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    Here's another sword balloon animal variation. This one creates a sword that resembles "Excalibur" and has more of a "broadsword" style appearance.

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    Here's a colorful and spectacular sword balloon that's made of two balloons. Kids will really like them and they're not all that difficult to make. If you want to make a special sword for a youngster, this is one to consider making. Just be sure that you're familiar with all of the basic balloon twists.

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    Why Make Balloon Swords?

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    Kids love balloon swords. Make these and you'll liven just about any party. And adults often like to get into the action. Below, you'll find lots of different swords that you can make.

    Balloon swords are also high-profile. What I mean by this is that when you make a bunch of swords at a party, people see them and they add color and festivity to the event. Furthermore, depending on the swords that you decide to make, these balloons are relatively fast to construct. You can adjust the types...MORE of swords that you make to the number of recipients waiting for them. And be ready to make more when your early swords are destroyed by the kids, particularly at outdoor parties.

    If you haven't yet made balloons for an outdoor event, you'll find that grass and lawns will often pop any balloon that touches it. Kids and even adults can become quite active with the swords as they begin to engage in faux battles. And balloon casualties are often the result.

     

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    A Sword Balloon.

    Here's a technique to quickly make a balloon sword. It takes some practice, but master it and you'll be able to quickly make balloon swords. This technique is invaluable when you're faced with lots of people clamoring for balloons or a long line.