Skylanders Balloon Column DIY

Skylanders Balloon Column DIY

Set the scene for Skylanders adventures!

These balloon columns make a big impression with just a little effort! Jet over to our Balloon Column How-To and see how easy it is to make them by tying together layers of 4 balloons. Put them on the ends of a Skylanders scene setter and let the party portal masters go wild!


Level Medium
Skylanders Balloon Column
  • 8 pastel blue latex balloons per tower
  • 8 orange latex balloons
  • 8 royal blue latex balloons
  • 1 Skylanders balloon
  • Orange curling ribbon
  • Balloon pump
  • Scissors
Follow Instructions
1) Inflate balloons
Begin by inflating your first light blue balloon. We recommend using a hand pump because you'll be inflating lots of balloons. (Helium is not recommended because the tower needs to stay grounded.) Knot the tail of the balloon after inflating.
2) Tie 2 balloons together
Inflate a second balloon and tie it onto the first to make a pair.
3) Tie pairs together
Repeat Steps 1 & 2 to make a second pair of balloons. Take the two pairs and cross them in the middle. Twist them together to make a cluster of four. Make sure the balloons in each layer are uniform in size so the column will look even.
4) Cut a strand of ribbon
Cut a long strand of ribbon that will connect the balloons together. (For our 6-layer tower, we needed 70in of ribbon.) Tie one end of the curling ribbon around the center of the first layer of balloons — this is the bottom of the tower.
5) Make more clusters
Make five more clusters of balloons, running the ribbon through the centers each time you stack one. Alternate between light blue, orange and dark blue-colored layers. Fit them snugly on top of each other and run the length of ribbon through the center. Almost done!
6) Add Skylanders to the top
Inflate a helium Skylanders foil balloon and affix it to the top of the tower with the extra bit of curling ribbon.
7) Create a scene!
Impress your crew even more by making more than one balloon column — just double the balloons from the supplies list and repeat the steps. Place these cool columns wherever you want to supercharge the party! A couple around a Skylanders scene setter sets the stage for awesome playtime fun!

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