How balloons are made:
on the dutch tv there was a tvshow for children, where children can ask a question: Willem Wever.
the question is: how balloons are made ? click on the link to see the movie.
click HERE and go to 16:24 minutes
What balloons you need for balloon folding ?
I always use 260Q balloons, because the are firm and have a nice lenght.
In the shop there are often cheap balloons. Do not buy them because they always pop.
On the shopping page of my website there is a shop i have good results.
Below a short explain of the used numbers and letters. 260Q= 2-60-Q
- The first number is the thickness of the balloon. Number 2 is a good number to work with.
A thinner balloon will popping faster and a thicker balloon is difficult to twist.
- The second and the third number is the length of the balloon.
example: On a 260Q :number 60. If you blew up this balloon it's 60 inches /152,4 cm.
60 inches is the most used size of balloonfigures.
- The last letter tells us which fabric the balloon is made.
Ik used in the example a Q=Qualatex.
other letters are:
S=sempertex of suzukilatex P=prestige, N=neolatex G=granger T=tilly B=bettalatex