What happens when you find your ball deflated and there's no pump or needle in sight? You could always cancel your plans of kicking around the soccer ball or starting that pickup football game in the park. Better yet, you could be terribly clever and find another way to get ai ...more
How to Inflate a Balloon with No Pump
Got a flat ball that can't be inflated because your pump is broken? This video tutorial shows a simple technique for how to make your own pump. It's fun and easy to do, and it's a great time- and money-saver. All you need is a pump needle, a balloon, scissors, and a rubber ban ...more
Although difficult, you can learn how to inflate a balloon with your mouth open. Sit down or you may fall over!
Want to learn the principles beyond Boyle's Law in a way other than just hitting the books and getting bored to death? Then a science experiment is key. This video teaches you how to inflated a sealed balloon inside a vacuum chamber. The pressure exerted on the balloon will d ...more
This video describes the process of inflating a hot air balloon.
Air mattresses are great when you have guests sleeping over or want to camp in total comfort, but air mattress pumps are a different story. An electric one is loud and doesn't do much good at the campsite, while a manual one is easily broken or forgotten about. Luckily, there ...more
Well, you're all ready to play basketball, or dodgeball or football or kickball, but, your ball is flat. To make matters worse, you don't have a pump. To make matters even worse, you don't have the needle you'd normally use to inflate your flat ball. Well, this how to video sh ...more
You need 5 balloons-2 gray, yellow, black and white and a pump. Inflate yellow balloon leaving 4 inch tail. Knot the end. Alternate sausage bubbles and pinch twists 8 times. This will create two squares. Inflate the black balloon leaving a 2 inch tail. Make 4 small bubbles and ...more
Many things cause a bike tire to deflate. Glass, sharp rocks, tacks, and nails can pierce the tire and puncture the tube within. A tube can be pinched between the rim and tire causing the tube to split when inflated. If a tire has a hole in it, the tube, which is filled with a ...more
Watch to learn how to make a balloon swan! Inflate your balloon leaving a four finger tail.
Watch balloon twister Michael to learn how to efficiently tie a balloon. First, inflate the balloon and then twist a bubble instead of trying to tie a knot in the tiny end part.
Watch balloon twister Michael to learn how to tear a balloon into two pieces. First, inflate the balloon, tie it, and then twist to create a point of weakness. Tug hard!
In this video we learn how to check blood pressure. First, ensure that the patient is relaxed the cuff is empty of all air. The arm should be held at the level of the heart. The doctor will then start to pump air into the cuff to inflate it. The doctor will do this until the p ...more
Watch this video to learn how to blow up a balloon with your mouth. This is great to know how to do if lose your pump, but it takes some practice.
Fold up a piece of paper in a certain way so that you can inflate it. Kids will love it and they can even color it and use their imagination to make it into anything they desire. Have Fun!!!
This video demonstrates how to make a balloon sword and heart. To make a sword, pump up a balloon as long as possible and tie the end. Twist the balloon at this end making a small ball. Bend the balloon at around 20 cms in length and twist both the ends of the balloon at the s ...more
All you need is a burning laser, a bit of flash paper (which you can find at any magician's shop), some thread, a balloon pump, and of course, a balloon. Then set it all up to set a fire inside the balloon!
It is suggested that you always use a balloon pump to blow up this type of balloon. This demonstration shows you how to make a dog. He also shows you how to make a simple hat. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a balloon dog and a hat. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a balloon dog and a hat.
This video shows you how to fireproof a balloon: 1. Fill balloon with approximately one tablespoon of water 2. Inflate balloon 3. Hold over small flame 4. Enjoy waterproof balloon
You can learn how to make a balloon pirate sword. First, you inflate the balloon and tie the end. You make a ping pong ball shaped bubble at the end, make a loop, and make three more ping pong ball shaped bubbles.
Mike Floyd demonstrates how to twist balloons into amazing shapes in a simple, and straight-forward manner. Inflate Balloon about 3/4 of the way and tie end. Next, make one twist at mouth of balloon, which creates a "sausage" twist and sections the balloon. All other twists wi ...more
Learn how to build a mini hovercraft. With a few items found in almost any desk or tool drawer, you can make your very own mini hovercraft capable of gliding over any flat surface. You Will Need * A spill-proof sports cap from a plastic water bottle or sports-drink bottl * A ...more
An interesting party decor idea is to place balloons inside other balloons. This can be accomplished easily by first inflating a large balloon. Using a small stick, push a second, smaller balloon inside the larger one and then inflate the smaller balloon while it is inside the ...more
Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin. If your new bicycle comes in ...more
This video shows the viewer how to light an energy saving light bulb without plugging it in. The process is also explained in detail during the video. To light the bulb you need to inflate a standard balloon. Then rub the balloon over either a fabric or your hair. Then move th ...more
How to set up your Advanced Elements inflatable kayak. Just blow it up or inflate it with the air pump and hose.
Your audience will be bursting with excitement when you demonstrate the Invincible Balloon trick! You will need a white or clear balloon, cellophane tape, and a few straight pins. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors, so make sure you have ...more
Everyone loves the beach, but some like driving, too. The best thing is to only drive on the sands where it's legal. And you may need a permit to do beach driving. But driving on the beach is a hoot. Getting stuck in the sand – not so much. Keep moving forward with these tips. ...more
First off, let's explain the story that inspired the phot I'm using for the post. Friday night, restaurant gig at Vallartas Mexican Restaurant in Lutz/Land O' Lakes, and I was making balloons for all the children throughout the evening. As I'm about halfway through my shift, I ...more
Here are just a few little random tips that may help you while making balloon animals for fun and profit. This list is only a collection of random balloon tips and tricks that I've come up with on the fly tonight. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please feel fre ...more
This video tutorial is in the Sports category where you will learn how to glue a tubular tire using Tufo rim tape. Gluing a tubular tire is very simple. You will need a tire, rim, Tufo rim tape, scissors and a pump. Stretch the tire with your foot and your hand as shown in the ...more
In this video we learn how to make balloon wolverine claws with Michael. This is very simple, you just need two balloons that are 250 and two balloons that are 160. Use gray balloons to make them look more like claws. From here, you will take your blue 260 and inflate it then ...more
How to make homemade wine the easy way To make homemade wine you will need one large 5 gallon container, fruit juice high in sugar, wine yeast or bakers yeast, a balloon, and a siphon or coffee strainer. Sterilize everything with boiling water. Fill the container but leave so ...more
With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car. This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper ...more
If you've got a birthday party to plan for a young budding scientist coming up, a little nitrogen should do the trick. In this project, I'll show you 10 "super cool" tricks with liquid nitrogen that you could try, but probably shouldn't! Video: . WARNING: Adult Supervision Nee ...more
There's no reason to wait for Halloween to play with dry ice. It definitely creates a creepy fog-like effect when you add a little water to it, but there are some other really cool things you can do wit dry ice. Here are just 5 non-Halloween ways to use dry ice for tricks or p ...more
When you're using vacuum power, moving water, or compressing air, it's more than likely being done with some sort of pump. I'll be needing a pump for some of my future projects, so in this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make your own customizable PVC hand pump that will ...more
Very easy to make! Cool experiment for self-inflating balloon. All you need is a bottle, vinegar and a baking soda.
Not a trick or an illusion: this is real! A normal balloon is examined and blown up by a spectator and then a long needle is plunged through the balloon without popping it. Learn how to do this amazing feat of magical science. The balloon does not pop, even though the needle i ...more
Using an inflated balloon, some string and glue, you can make yourself a hanging string ball ornament for your living space. Simply hang an inflated balloon upside-down from the ceiling, and then cover the hanging balloon with glue covered in string. Allow for the string to dr ...more
What better way to serve dessert than to place it in a bowl that is also a dessert in itself? Using a balloon, melted chocolate chips, and a few other simple tools, you can easily craft together a fancy-looking dessert bowl made completely out of chocolate. Simply blow up a p ...more
If you're going to build yourself a water gun to cool down this summer, or maybe just a useful water pump, you'll need some check valves. However, the most expensive parts of a water pump or DIY super soaker are usually the check valves. So, let's make some from scratch for as ...more
Balloon artist Ori Livney shows you how to create a poodle from your inflated balloons.
Most of the bikes out on the market either have a presta valve or a schrader valve. These are the gates to allowing and letting air out from your tires. Presta valves are much narrower than its counterparts and can usually be a bit more difficult to inflate. The best option i ...more
This video is a quick overview of the construction of a Blubberbot, an artificial "life form" that uses electronic sensors to seek out lights, sound, or cell phone signals. Blubberbots are typically sold with instructions, which should be used for detailed instructions. But i ...more
Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more
When you're just a child, there's nothing better than a clown and a few balloon animals to make your birthday party one to remember. There's just something unforgettable about experiencing a balloon twisting in action—the contortion of the balloon, that rubber smell, and the i ...more
Go out and find a bag of Qualatex Balloons from your local party suplier or party store. Qualatex is the "Very Best Balloons" you can get and they tend to be easiest to work with.Buy a quality hand pump that you can use to blow up the balloons. A quality pump should run anywhe ...more
Ori Livney shows you how to secure your newly inflated balloon with a simple knot at the tip.
Learn how to create a flower from inflated balloons, as Ori Livney shows you how to put a twist on Valentine's Day.
Balloon expert Ori Livney shows you how to create a toy sword and gun from inflated balloons.
Balloon artist Ori Livney presents another installment in his reef series: this time, learn how to make a starfish from inflated balloons!
UK-based designer Dominic Wilcox's Speed Creating Project presents the challenge of making something creative everyday, for 30 consecutive days. Wilcox's best results are pointless in an utterly delightful way. True junk drawer resourcefulness. My 7 favorites below; click thro ...more
In this video Dr. Carlson does several experiments to illustrate how a vacuum works. A vacuum is created when all the air is removed from an object. For the first experiment he connects two metal disks to a vacuum pump and puts the two disks together. The pump is turned on an ...more
This video shows viewers how to create a maple leaf using two long balloons which are used for making animal balloons. You will begin by inflating the first balloon, leaving a few inches of empty space at the end of the balloon. Begin by making two small bubbles by twisting th ...more
A hole in your wall may in fact be easier to fix than is seems. After cutting a rectangular piece of drywall to patch up the hole, cut out another thin piece of drywall to use as a backing. By inflating a balloon and placing it in the back of your hole, the pressure caused by ...more
Ever wonder how clowns or magicians make all those balloon animals? This video shows you a very basic balloon twisting technique. You'll learn how to hold and twist a balloon quickly and easily. Mr. Floyd, takes you through every step from inflating your balloon, to properly h ...more
Here we will demonstrate how to measure the volume of a balloon. A balloon is not a straight edged polygon shape, usually, so the mathematical equations get that much harder, on the flip side, it may be a spherical or ovalish shape, but measurements with math alone are detrime ...more
What's one of the best tricks you can perform at a birthday party or other celebration? Well, there's always a ton of balloons lying around, so why not try to pop one, but without actually popping it? This video tutorial will show you how to keep a balloon from popping with m ...more
You will need round shaped balloons. Blow up your balloon the size of a fist. If you make it too big, it is hard to work with. Next, take a balloon and cut off the neck. Stretch the balloon over the inflated one. Repeat these steps until you have a bouncy balloon ball. Make a ...more