How to Make a Balloon Crown Hat

  • 01 of 04

    Balloon Crown Hat Tutorial

    A Balloon Crown Hat
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Here’s a cute crown made of balloons to make a kid feel like a queen or king, and it’s also great for an adult who’s celebrating a birthday or promotion. This balloon is a crowd pleaser and will be happily worn by just about anyone. Also, it’s particularly festive and can brighten any event.

    Helpful Instructional Video

    To assist you with this balloon sculpture, you can watch a video that first shows you the entire process.

    Popular Balloon

    Be warned that once you make one of these at a party, excited kids might barrage you. The time to make this one is at least three times that of making a dog or sword balloon. If there are lots of kids at your event, be careful about breaking this one out.

    Not Difficult

    This balloon sculpture is not difficult to make. In fact, it’s fairly straightforward. The difficulty of this and for all balloon hats is making sure that it fits on the head of a recipient. But you'll learn more about this in the latter steps. You'll undoubtedly learn your own tricks for successfully fitting the hat to a recipient and this will be the result of trial and error.

    Note that you should already know the basic balloon fundamentals listed below. As a result, the instructions are rather streamlined.

    Skills Needed

    To make the crown balloon hat, you’ll need to have mastered the following:

    Materials

    Two 260 balloons. Pinks and purples look great for the young ladies who are into princesses but you can use any color of your choosing. One balloon is used to create the “hat” that fits on the head and the second makes up the points of the “crown.”

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  • 02 of 04

    Making the Hat of the Crown Balloon

    Making the "Hat" of the Crown Balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Inflate the balloon leaving about 6 inches of the uninflated balloon at its end.

    Make the First Segment

    Starting at the knotted end of the balloon, make a small pinch twist followed by a basic twist about 2 inches long.

    Make the Second and Third Segments

    In a sense, you’re repeating the process twice. For the second segment, make another small pinch twist followed by a basic twist. For emphasis, and this is a personal preference, you can make the second segment slightly longer than the first if you wish.

    Yet again, for the third segment, make another small pinch twist followed by a basic twist. For symmetry, try to make this segment match the first one.

    In the image, we made the lengths of the three segments identical.

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  • 03 of 04

    Making the Points of the Crown Balloon

    How to make the points of the balloon crown
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Inflate the second balloon leaving about 6 inches of the uninflated balloon at its end.

    Make the First Point

    Make a basic balloon twist about 3 inches in length, followed by a pinch twist and then a basic balloon twist that matches the first.

    Make the Second Point

    Make a basic balloon twist about 5 inches in length, followed by a pinch twist and then a basic balloon twist that matches the first. You can make this segment the same as the first and the third, but we think it looks best a bit larger, as you can see in the picture.

    Make the Third Point

    Make a basic balloon twist about 3 inches in length, followed by a pinch twist, and then a basic balloon twist that matches the first. Make sure that this “point” matches the first one to create symmetry. Cut off and discard the remaining balloon.

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  • 04 of 04

    Finish the Balloon Crown Hat

    The Finished Project
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Wrap the “hat” portion of the crown around the head of the recipient until it fits. Maintain that point of with your finger and remove the “hat” from the recipient's head. Make a basic balloon twist at that point.

    The crown should fit adequately on the head of the recipient but it’s a good idea at this point to place the crown on the head to double-check that you measured correctly and that the balloon fits. If the balloon crown doesn’t fit, simply untwist the last segment, measure again, and then retwist the segment and check again.

    When you’re confident that the balloon crown fits, cut off and discard the remaining balloon.

    You’ve created a crown out of balloons.

    If you're just learning balloons to make them for a party, be sure to check out the step-by-step instructions on five balloon animals you need to know for parties.