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