Balloon Kits: Do it Yourself Foil Balloons & Infatable Sculpture
For professional designers, decorators, educators, and home use.
Welcome to the home of BALLOONKITS.COM where you can find everything you need to participate in the wonderful world of "Inflatable Sculpture".
Balloonkits.com provides the customer with balloon kits with a foil selection in many colors along with the tools and information needed to produce successful balloons. We also provide free technical assistance.
Balloon graphics can be attached with sticky back images created in your computer.
We also design balloons for many Industrial and Art applications along with providing sales of balloon kits to schools and designers.
Our balloon foil is 48 ga (.00065?) met biax nylon- 14.4#lldpex/28.8#lldpef ctl max-200I. We have tested foil from many sources. Often misnamed Mylar foil, this nylon foil became my preferred balloon making material. Balloon foil is food packaging material which is easily sealed with low heat and light pressure. First we taped then glued and finally heat sealed balloons together. At 205 degrees F. with pressure applied by hand, this two sided foil can be seamed together in what is called a peal seal. When inflated, these seams peal open somewhere around 3-4 pounds of internal pressure.
For a valve, I prefer a filler neck which is reusable. The end of the filler neck can be heat sealed with the same tools used to make the seams. This seal and foil can hold helium and will last 3-4 days outdoors. With indoor use many of my balloons have lasted over a year. Foil comes flood-coated with many colors and can also be colored with permanent markers.