Personalized Mother’s Day
Balloons & Cards
How To: Personalizing Balloon. - Using an inflated balloon and Kwik Stix no-mess tempera paints. They dry in 90 seconds. Write your personalized message. Use phrases, names and draw pictures.
- Wait 90 seconds for the balloon to dry.
- After it has dried, decorate the back of the balloon with the same design or something different.
Add A Card
- Pair your balloons with a hand painted card.
- The easiest way to make a card is to fold a piece of 8 ½” x 11” paper and decorate it. You can match the card to the balloons for an original gift for mom.
Kwik Stix are available on Amazon.com in a variety of colors. These balloons were made using a combination of assorted, neon and metalix colors.
Here’s what you’ll need:
ü Kwik Stix
ü White Mylar inflated balloons
Time: 15 – 30 minutes
The total time to do this complete craft will depend on how many balloons you make and the intricacy of the design.
Tips for a Successful Project:
Ø Press lightly on the Kwik Stix when painting. It will give you more paint and richer color in one application. Depending on the material of the balloon, you may need to apply multiple coats. But remember, the trick is not to press hard.
Ø Allow each side of the balloon to dry before continuing to paint.
Ø Don’t write too far over to the edge. Keep your words centered so they are easily read after the balloon is inflated.
Ø You can also paint on uninflated balloons and inflate them later. This is great for party prep or a special group occasion. The paint will not spot or look any less colorful when the balloons are inflated.