Super Spider-Man Balloon Columns How-To

Create an action-packed setting for your web-slingin' superheroes with a couple of balloon columns!

It's super easy to create superhero balloon towers – they require just a handful of balloons, ribbon and a balloon pump.

Swing over to our Spider-Man Birthday Party Ideas Guide for more awesome inspiration! Read on for the easy step-by-step to make one tower, then just repeat to make as many columns as you need for your event!

Just follow the 7 steps below.

What You'll Need

  • 8 blue latex balloons per tower
  • 8 white latex balloons
  • 8 red latex balloons
  • 1 Spider-Man balloon
  • Blue curling ribbon
  • Balloon pump
  • Scissors

Step 1: Inflate Balloons

Begin by inflating your first 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.

Step 2: Tie 2 Balloons Together

Inflate a second balloon and tie it onto the first to make a pair.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5: Make More Clusters!

Make five more clusters of balloons, running the ribbon through the centers each time you stack one. Alternate between blue, white, and red-colored layers. Fit them snugly on top of each other and run the length of ribbon through the center. Almost done!

Step 6: Add Spidey to the Top!

Inflate a helium Spider-Man foil balloon and affix it to the top of the tower with the extra bit of curling ribbon.

Step 7: Create a Scene!

Impress your superheroes 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 get their Spidey senses tingling! A couple around a Spider-Man scene setter sets the stage for awesome playtime fun!