You can find answers to the most FAQ when it comes to Balloon Art on this page. Please don't hesitate to contact me should you need any additional information.
What products do you use for your Balloon Creations? I use high-quality latex and foil balloons from two of the leading brands in the industry. About 90% of the balloons I use are manufactured right here in Canada, are biodegradable and made from pure, natural latex. The latex balloons come in brilliant and vibrant colours and the good quality of the product makes them very durable.
How long do your Balloon Creations last? How long a balloon creation lasts, depends on many factors. Environmental conditions and handling are the main factors. Typically, a balloon animal that I twist at a Kids Birthday party will not last very long, as the children will play with them. A balloon creation that I would make as a centerpiece or a gift and that would be left alone to be looked at rather than played with can easily last for over a week. An 11-inch round latex balloon filled with helium will stay afloat for about 18 hours whereas a foil balloon filled with helium could stay in the air for 3 weeks. The size of the balloons is another factor to concider. The smaller the balloon, the shorter it will stay afloat when filled with helium. Round latex balloons that are air-filled will retain their shape much longer than their helium-filled counterparts. Balloons that are kept protected from the elements are likely to last much longer than those kept outdoors or in extreme temperatures.
What can I do to make my balloons last longer? If you want your balloons to last for a long time, choose air-filled balloons rather than helium-filled ones if possible. Protect them from the elements and keep them away from extreme temperatures. Heat and sunlight will make your balloons soft and more likely to pop when touched as well as it causes the air from the balloon to escape sooner. In cold conditions the balloons will shrink due to the slower movement of the molecules. The last thing you can do to make them last longer is to touch them as little as possible.
Balloons may pose a choking hazard and are not suitable for children unter the age of 3 due to potentially small parts. In addition, children under the age of 8 years can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision is required. Always discard broken balloons at once and keep uninflated balloons away from children. Care should be also taken of balloons near the eyes. Balloons made of natural rubber latex may cause allergic reactions.
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