A Little Time and a Keyboard: How to Reuse a Popped Balloon

How to Reuse a Popped Balloon

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My daughter brought home a balloon yesterday.   By this morning, it began its descent, limping to the floor.  Throughout the day, I kept thinking that there must be some way to use the deflated balloon.  I found a few neat ideas online.

On the "How Can I Recycle This?" website, I discovered that you can use the end of the balloon as a small rubber band or a ponytail holder.  Additionally, one commenter on the post also came up with the idea of adorning flips by tying the popped balloons on them.  Festive!

From Michelle Paige's blog, I learned that they can be made into colorful bracelets.  Take a look at her creation: 
From www.michellepaige.blogspot.com

Michelle gives a step-by-step description on how to create one of these bracelets.  The craft looks like it may take a little bit of work but it isn't anything that isn't manageable.  I foresee this as a craft for my daughter in the future!

I hate using balloons because of the waste involved.  However, now I know of some creative ways to use the balloon remnants!


  1. Wow! How exciting to be featured on your blog. Thank you! Yes, the bracelets do take a bit of time, but my 9 year old made some by himself last summer. Let me know if you try it out. Thanks again.

  2. Oh wow, that's a smart way to reuse those balloon skins (that's what I call them when they're deflated haha).

    Dropping by from Tattletale blog hop.