When twisting a balloon, friction is created that can cause the balloon to pop.
Tips to Get the Most Out of Twisting Balloons
- It is important to use the best quality brand twisting balloons in order to reduce popping. Better quality balloons are thicker and meant to be twisted. Many balloon-twisting professionals recommend using the Deocmex and Qualatex brand.
- Be sure to use correct twisting techniques to reduce friction. When twisting balloons, make sure that the balloon is not rubbing against itself. Pull the two parts gently away from each other so that they do not rub.
- To prevent balloons from popping it is a good idea to under-inflate the balloon. Every twist in the balloon creates less space for the air to move inside the balloon. The more inflated and tight your twisting balloon is, the more likely it will pop.
- Burping a balloon (inflating the balloon and letting some air out) softens the balloon, making it easier to work with.
- Keep balloons away from prickly, sharp, and rough surfaces. Some surfaces include grass, stucco ceilings, and cement, as they have little pricks that can pop balloons.