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Balloon Time Small Helium Tank 8.9cu ft, 5in

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$34.99
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Quickly and easily fill up balloons with this Balloon Time Small Helium Tank so you can get the party started! The light-weight helium tank allows you to inflate balloons for birthday parties, sporting events, baby showers, and other celebrations wherever they may be. Simply inflate the balloons with the easy-to-use nozzle one to two hours prior to the event for the best results. Balloons will remain afloat for five to seven hours depending on altitude, humidity, and temperature.

Inflates approximately:

  • Latex
    • 30 9in latex balloons, or 16 11in latex balloons, or 12 12in latex balloons
  • Foil
    • 14 18in foil balloons or 4 super shape foil balloons

Balloon Time Small Helium Tank product details:

  • Holds approximately 8.9 cubic feet of helium with built-in 10% waste
  • 80% helium, 20% air blend
  • Includes instructions for tank disposal
  • Balloons sold separately
SKU: 633299

Shipping & Returns

Helium tanks are not returnable.
Standard Ground Shipping only. We cannot ship to AK or HI.

Make the most of your Balloon Time®

To maximize your balloon fun, it's best to have helium on hand. A Balloon Time® helium tank allows you to inflate your balloons wherever you need them. The tank is easy to use and transport, and you can recycle it when you're done. There are all kinds of games, crafts, and, as you'll see below, even science experiments that use helium balloons. No matter what your balloon occasion is, you'll want to get the most out of your helium tank. Here are some best practices, and one cool DIY idea, for you to use your tank to the fullest.

A person fitting an uninflated balloon on the tank nozzle.

Tightly fit balloon to nozzle

Prevent helium leakage by ensuring there's a tight seal between the neck of the balloon and the tank's nozzle before you press the nozzle to inflate the balloon.

A properly inflated balloon that's still attached to the tank nozzle.

Don't overfill your balloons

Use a ruler to measure the diameter of the balloon as you inflate it so you don't go past the size it should be. You can tell a balloon is over-inflated when it has the shape of a pear or light bulb instead of a rounder egg-shape.

A helium tank that's stored away.

Properly store your tank

When you're finished inflating your balloons, close the green valve tightly by turning it clockwise and store the tank in a cool, dry place.

DIY Science with a Helium Tank

Just because the kids are staying home doesn't mean the learning needs to stop! Here's a DIY STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiment that you and the kids can do at home using your helium tank. The experiment is easy to set up and requires only a few simple materials. Best of all, it's a great way to teach your kids about static electricity.


A pvc pipe next to 3 floating balloons.

The Electric Balloon Wand

Experiment steps:

1. Inflate 3-4 latex balloons, tie them to weights, and space them evenly apart.

2. Slowly pass the PVC near the balloons to see if they react.

3. Vigorously rub the fabric cloth on the end of the PVC.

4. Slowly pass that end of the PVC near the balloons to see if they react.

How it works:

Friction causes the cloth to transfer electrons to the PVC, which gives the wand a negatively charged statoelectric field. This field interacts with the balloons, causing them to move.



What You'll Need:

  • Balloon Time® helium tank
  • Six 9-12in latex balloons (have extra in case some pop)
  • Three balloon weights
  • PVC pipe
  • Fabric cloth (wool works best)
  • Curling ribbon or string


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