Easy Step-By-Step Guide to Assembling Your Balloominators
Step 1: Carefully remove the transparent balloon from the bag.
**Although the balloon might look small it WILL expand to 18/24/36 inches once inflated. **
Step 2: Unfold the balloon to make it flat.
Step 3: Vigorously pull the balloon in the horizontal direction.
Step 4: Vigorously pull the balloon in the vertical direction.
* Keep the surface of the balloon flat *
** If you are accessorizing your balloon with feathers/confetti, now is when you will fill it. **
Step 5: Inflate the balloon slowly, by either using a helium tank (to float) or an air pump (to hang/position).
Step 6: Stop the inflation when the inflatable range is about 16/22/34 inches (across the balloon, not around the balloon) (+/- 2 inches). The balloon will be full and round (just like a beachball), absolutely no seams or wrinkles.
*** A measuring tape is included for you to utilize if you are unclear as to how big your balloon should be. If you follow the markings on the tape (yellow highlighted) it will ensure that you have added enough helium for your balloon to float correctly (Not applicable for 36 inch balloons). ***
Step 7: Using your hand, twist and turn the neck of the balloon.
Step 8: Make a knot in the neck of the balloon with its extended tail, to prevent the filled air from flowing out.
* If you are applying decals to your balloon, now is when you will apply *
Step 9: Wrap the LED light string around the outside of the balloon.
** If you are adding ribbon to your balloon, now is when you will garnish it **
To Wrap 1 Time
Start at the base of the balloon, where the knot is. Unravel the LED string by simply sticking your thumb through the center and letting it untwirl. With the battery end on the ground, grip the open end of the LED light string. Leave roughly 1/2 an inch of open wire, and twist the LED wire twice around the knot, right at the base of the balloon. After twisting twice, follow the seamed line all the way around the balloon, until you return back to the base, where the knot is. Once you reach the base of the balloon, twist the LED light twice around the knot, and there you go!
To Wrap 2 Times
Start at the base of the balloon, where the knot is. Unravel the LED light string by simply sticking your thumb through the center and letting it untwirl. With the battery end on the ground, grip the open end of the LED light string. Leave roughly 1/2 an inch of open wire, and twist the LED light string twice around the knot, right at the base of the balloon. After twisting twice, follow the seamed line all the way around the balloon, until you return back to the base of the balloon, where the knot is. When you reach the knot, twist the LED light string once around the knot and travel down the other side of the balloon (as if you were making a cross). Once you reach the base of the balloon, twist the LED light string twice around the knot, and there you go! Turn one the LED light string and let the illumination begin!
Take a clump of confetti and roll it together. Place the rolled up piece and insert it inside the balloon’s neck. Slide through with the chopstick (included). Repeat this process several times. Please note that the confetti won’t stick to the sides of the balloon, it only pools down to the bottom.
Take a funnel, and insert it into the balloon's neck. Place feathers (a couple at a time) straight down into the funnel. Once the feathers are inside the funnel, take a chopstick (included), and lightly push the feathers into the bottom of the funnel. You will see the feathers slide their way into the balloon. Once all of the feathers are inside, fill up with either helium or air.
Rest the inflated balloon (its seam) on something so that it is nice and straight in front of you. Peel the decal apart slowly (the paper part is the backing, and the transfer paper is the sticky side, which is what you need the writing to stay on). Best method is to place the decal face down, and then peel off the white paper backing. You are now left with the decal (sticky side) ready to go on the balloon. Place the decal into position on the balloon, wherever you are most happy with it. Rub it nice and smooth onto the balloon with your fingers. Then you are going to slowly peel, from one corner, keeping it nice and razor sharp as you are peeling back (this is what helps the letters stay nicely in position). Keep on peeling all of the way to the other side.
Photo Decal Instructions
Peel off the back (just as you would for a sticker) and place wherever you feel looks best on the balloon (center is ideal).