Regular party balloons can be used in place of water balloons, although they may not pop as easily as specialist water-fight balloons. Water balloons are often smaller and composed of a thinner material than air or helium balloons. This allows the balloon to be more flexible while still retaining its shape when filled with water.
The weight of the water inside the balloon will cause it to deflate over time even if it is not popped. Regular party balloons tend to be made from vinyl or polyester which can take up moisture from the water inside the balloon causing it to expand and possibly burst. Pop your regular party balloon by cutting it open with a knife or scissors.
If you do not want to use real balloons, then plastic bottles work just as well. These can be found everywhere including recycling bins! You will need a mixture of one part water to three parts vinegar for effective popping. Add a little salt to the water if you wish to promote growth of algae on any puddles that form after being soaked in the mixture.
Vinegar is a natural product and so is not harmful to touch or eat after it has been used in a balloon water fight. The only dangerous part about using vinegar is if you get any in your eyes. Remove any remaining vinegar from the balloon water fight scene immediately after use by wiping away any excess with a tissue.
Normal balloons may be filled with water. Water balloons are composed of a thicker material than regular balloons. This makes it more difficult for them to pop. Normal balloons should not be used for a water balloon battle. They will quickly deflate and need to be replaced.
It is recommended that you use a balloon machine or at least a heavy object to help fill your balloons. This will help prevent the balloon(s) from exploding when they reach their maximum capacity of pressure. Also, do not fill a balloon until just before you want to use it as this will allow the air inside the balloon to escape so it does not explode when inflated.
As with any other form of ball play, be careful not to overfill your balloons. If a balloon bursts during play, it can cause injury to those near it. The force of the water in a water balloon can cause damage if it strikes a person or object hard enough.
Balloons should be filled by inserting a needle or straw into the side of the balloon and allowing the appropriate amount of water to flow in. Be careful not to let the water spill out of the balloon when you are done filling it because this could also cause problems for others. Once the balloon is filled, remove the needle or straw and seal the opening with tape if necessary.
A water balloon, sometimes known as a water bomb, is a balloon filled with water that is often constructed of latex rubber. Water balloon battles are a summertime sport that involves cooling down with water balloons. The first recorded mention of people fighting with water balloons was in 1872.
You need a plastic or vinyl balloon that has a diameter of at least 2 inches (5 cm). The balloon should be inflated with air before filling it with water. You also need a container of enough size to contain the inflated balloon while still allowing the water to flow out of it.
The process of filling a water balloon: Take the balloon and cut off a piece of tubing about 1/4 inch in diameter. Insert the end of the tube into the neck of a bottle or other container of water. Blow up the balloon by inserting a finger into its opening and pulling out the air. Don't overinflate the balloon. It should be able to hold more than half its original volume.
Use a sharp knife to make several small holes in the bottom of the balloon. This will help release any trapped air bubbles inside the balloon when you throw it at someone.
Now it's time to battle! One person goes up against one opponent.
Helium may be poured into any form of balloon. If you want the balloon to float, fill it with helium. Weather balloons and airships must be able to float. Latex and foil/Mylar party balloons are the most common helium-filled balloons.
As long as the balloon is made of latex or Mylar, it will not break when filled with helium. But if the balloon is glass, rubber, calked cotton, or other materials that might break if overinflated, it should not be inflated with helium.
You can only get injured if you try to inflate a balloon that isn't ready to be blown up. That's why your doctor or dentist will usually tell you to wait until they give the all-clear before blowing up the balloons used in your procedure. The same thing goes for any balloons used during an injection ceremony or other special event. The people who create these balloons know how much pressure they need to keep the balloon intact, but they also want to allow enough time for anyone who might have an allergy to latex to leave the room.
If you do get hurt trying to blow up a balloon that wasn't ready, medical help should be available immediately after the accident. The first things an emergency responder will do is assess the situation and provide immediate care, including taking vital signs, applying first aid, and calling for additional assistance if needed.