Water balloons, balloon art, hot air balloons–these are all various ways to use balloons.
Invented in 1824 by the English scientist Michael Faraday, rubber balloons have become a beloved part of the most special of occasions including birthdays, graduations, weddings and more. People surely have at least one happy memory when a balloon was involved.
Balloons around the World Day, celebrated every year on Oct. 2, is all about bringing that same kind of joy to someone else’s life.
There is so much that can be done with balloons, so why not give it a blow?
For starters, people can give someone a balloon for any reason. Some balloons say “Congrats,” “Get well soon,” or “Happy Birthday.” Even though balloons say nothing, they always say, “Hey, I care about you and so I got you a balloon.” Who wouldn’t want a balloon? Anyone would want one in a special shape, especially a shape of their favorite animal.
Making balloon animals is considered an art by many.
Professional balloon artists can make almost anything from a colorful selection of balloons. For beginners, today is the perfect day to learn how to make a balloon animal. Start with something simple like making a balloon dog or swan.
There’s more to balloons than just balloon animals. Like Faraday, anyone can experiment with balloons. Put a water balloon over fire, make a balloon powered car or have a balloon rocket race today.
These experiments are fun for the whole family, so make sure to get others involved in the learning.
For the more arts and crafts kind of person, fear not, balloons stretch into that arena as well. Ever made a balloon bow or a balloon vase? A fun balloon project involves paper mache.
Happy Balloons around the World Day.
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