How to Make Balloon Swords

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Overview
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Skill Level: Beginner

When you learn how to make a balloon sword, you're guaranteed to be a hit at every kids' birthday party you go to—and maybe even at some adult parties too. Kids love using balloon swords to battle it out, which is a great way to get them to burn off some energy before it's time to sit down for cake or presents. Just be sure to bring some extra balloons to make replacements in case any of the swords break. In terms of balloon sculpting, swords are one of the easier projects to tackle, and they come together quickly.

Here are seven types of balloon swords to make for your next party.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Balloon pump (optional)

Materials

  • 260-sized balloons

Instructions

  1. Ultimate Balloon Sword

    There's a reason this is called the ultimate: It's the very best balloon sword you can make. Because it's crafted from two balloons, it's larger and grander than any sword made from a single balloon. And you can choose two different balloon colors to give the sword more visual appeal.

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  2. Detailed Saber Balloon Sword

    This curved-blade saber sword is reminiscent of a sword you might see a pirate carry. This, of course, means it's the ideal balloon sword to make at any pirate-themed party. It might look a little complicated, but the twists are very basic.

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  3. Basic Balloon Sword

    This basic balloon sword is easy to create, even if you're a beginner with balloon sculpture. It requires just one balloon. Plus, you can construct a lot of these swords in little time, so they're ideal for big crowds.

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  4. Basic Saber Balloon Sword

    Here's a sword that is drastically different from most other balloon swords. Although it might look a little complicated, this saber-style sword is actually among the easiest balloon sculptures to make. It's a good option for beginners to practice with before going on to other more complicated techniques.

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  5. Foil-Style Balloon Sword

    This is a variation on the basic balloon sword, resulting in more of a foil-style sword (like the ones used for fencing). You can make the handle twists individually or learn to quickly make all three twists simultaneously to greatly reduce the time spent making the sword. This sword is a good balance between a cool appearance and a fast construction time.

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  6. Excalibur Balloon Sword

    This slight variation on the basic balloon sword creates a sword that resembles the legendary Excalibur sword of King Arthur. It features a broadsword-style appearance. And it's the perfect choice if you're having a party with a medieval theme.

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  7. Super Balloon Sword

    This colorful balloon sword is made of two balloons instead of one. Kids will really like it because it's bigger and multicolored than a basic balloon sword, and it's not all that difficult to make despite its intimidating appearance. Just be sure that you're familiar with basic balloon twists before embarking on this project.

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