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Use Magnets For Floating Balloons


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Use Magnets For Floating BalloonsHelium balloons looks fabulous at any party BUT they are very expensive. I thought of an idea that could allow you to cheat and that is to inflate your balloon and then pop inside a small magnet.

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Then tie a ribbon (as you see in the picture). Glue magnets to a strip of ribbon at intervals. Leave to set according to the instructions of the glue.
Do several ribbons. When the magnets are set attach a balloon to each magnet. Now all you need to do for the party is tack the ends of the ribbon to the ceiling.

50 small Neodymium disk magnets are a little over £4 on eBay. Considering a helium gas canister costs about £30, you would be saving quite a lot of money.

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December 1, 20120 found this helpful

This is an imaginative solution to a problem; however, small magnets, especially the powerful nyodimium magnets have been involved in the death of several children. Children may swallow the magnets which then connect in their intestines.

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Several deaths have occured and small magnet toys (bucky balls) have been recalled. Use proper precautions with this tip.

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December 1, 20120 found this helpful

I would assume that any balloon that burst would be tidied up-including picking up the magnet. Always best to be careful when small children are about.
Careful parents would ensure safety at all times :)

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December 2, 20120 found this helpful

Frankly, I don't understand this tip at all. What problem is this supposed to solve? What purpose do the magnets serve? Isn't tacking the ribbons to the ceiling an awful lot of work, especially with a large number of balloons, as shown?

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Do you inflate the balloons with helium or with air? Are the magnets inside the balloon or outside? What is the point here?

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May 23, 20220 found this helpful

I just stick a small loop of cellophane tape on top of each balloon and stick them to the ceiling. A small piece won't mar the paint in the few hours they are up there. Cheaper too.

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