How to Inflate Helium Balloons

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Helium-inflated balloons make ideal decorations because they are inexpensive and come in a rainbow of colours sure to match just about any decor. Unlike balloons inflated by mouth, helium-filled balloons do not fall to the ground when you let go of them. To the contrary, you will need to use ribbon to help anchor the balloon so it does not float away, especially if decorating with them outdoors. Learning to inflate helium balloons is not complicated and can help party decorating become a snap.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Helium tank
  • Ballon regulator
  • Balloons
  • Ribbon

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  1. 1

    Attach the balloon regulator that came with your helium tank in order to prepare it for inflating the balloons. Be sure you are working in a spacious environment to assure safety.

  2. 2

    Place the balloon opening onto the tip of the balloon regulator. Point the valve away from you and carefully unscrew it. Be sure to loosen the valve gradually so it does not overinflate and pop the balloon.

  3. 3

    When the balloon reaches a rounded shape, pinch the ends of it and carefully remove it from the helium tank. Tie the end in a knot to keep the helium inside, and then secure it with a ribbon.

  4. 4

    Tighten the helium tank release valve after each use so you do not waste helium or introduce safety hazards to your working area.

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