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DIY Flamingo Balloons

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Photos by Mary Costa Photography
Video by Jenner Brown

This project is part of the “Ready, Set, Splash!” pool party series.

Every funky, retro pool party needs some flamingos. Balloon flamingos, that is! Here’s how to make them.



  • Balloon Time Helium Tank
  • One regular 11” pink balloon per flamingo
  • One pink twisting balloon per flamingo
  • Hot glue gun
  • White tissue paper
  • Black marker
  • String


  1. Use your helium tank to inflate both the twisting and regular latex balloons. Leave a 4-5 inch tail on the twisting balloon; tie the regular balloon with string.
  2. Slightly bend and curve the twisting balloon (they are very moldable) so it looks like the curved neck of a flamingo. Then, with your hot glue gun on its low heat setting, place a dot of hot glue* just above the knot of your regular balloon and adhere the tail end (just above the tail) of your twisting balloon. Hold in place until set.
  3. To finish your flamingo, give him a beak. Cut out a beak shape from the white tissue paper and color the tip black. Use another dot of hot glue to attach it to the top end of his neck.

*Pro tip: Yes, you can hot glue balloons. It is important, however, to never touch the metal tip of the hot glue gun to the balloon. That could pop it.

Still have questions? Watch the Ready, Set, Splash video for a full demonstration.



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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly (Lanza) Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more.When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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