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This balloon hat was made for a special birthday boy, my super-energetic nephew. (Can’t believe you’re growing up so quickly!)
This hat has the same base as the five-sided birthday cake and this other hat. You can choose different colors and arrange the ends in various ways to create many unique and fun hats. It takes me about 15 minutes now.
A very special happy July 4th birthday to my lovely and talented Aunt Jess! My aunt, uncle, and cousin visited and we got to celebrate in person. We had a great time vacationing in Cape Cod with family and friends.
Designed on the fly, this hat is five-sided and uses five 260 balloons. (You could make it with any number of sides three or greater, but I like five.) It uses a circular weaving pattern, the same one I use to make a birthday cake. I also added a brim with a 160 balloon. Afterwards, I bent the remaining balloon segments so that they curve downward.
Older kids and adults love fun balloon hats! (Smaller kids, not so much – they usually prefer something they can hold.)
Here’s another easy hat to make, modeled by another one of my stuffed animals. (Stuffed animals are really good at sitting still for any length of time.) To make this hat, you’ll need one 260 balloon and one scrap 260 balloon. You start by making the basic helmet out of one balloon. Then, with the scrap balloon, make the propellers (similar to the rotors for a helicopter) and twist it to top of the hat. You can hide the knot by twisting it so it’s on the inside. (In the above pictures it isn’t hidden, but in the below two pictures it is.)
I twisted some simple balloons (heart wands, flower hats, and four-legged creatures) for two special birthday girls at IHOP after our softball game one night. I used to think balloons were just for little kids, but I’m starting to see adults can enjoy them too (to my surprise!) This past summer while visiting family, I twisted some balloons for my little cousins, and I think my grandpa enjoyed them just as much. 🙂
(D commented that my friends aren’t really adults, but I disagree!)