Dancing Balloons

Kids will get a kick out of seeing these balloons come to life.  They don’t take a long time to put together but require the furnace fan to be on.

Dancing Balloons

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Balloons (preferably small ones)
  • Permanent markers
  • Tissue paper
  • Card stock
  • Tape (preferably double-sided)
  • Furnace vent


  1. Prepare your balloon’s shoes by cutting a shoe shape out of card stock.  Use this shape as a stencil.  Trace the stencil once and flip the stencil over.  Line the bottoms of the shoes and trace a second time.  Cut the whole piece out leaving the bottoms of the shoes intact.  Like this: Dancing Balloon ShoeUse this piece as a stencil to make a second shoe.
  2. Fold each piece in half. Dancing Balloon Folded Shoe
  3. Cut tissue paper into 2 rectangles about 5” x 1 ½”.  Tape a piece into each shoe. Dancing Balloon's Legs
  4. Time to prepare the balloons, blow a balloon up and tie it shut.  Draw on a face with permanent markers.
  5. Tape legs on to balloon and set it on a furnace vent.Dancing Balloons on vent
  6. Flip the furnace fan on and watch them go.
Miss Dancing Balloon
This one has a cute skirt on!
Mr. Dancing Balloon

Turn some music on and join in the fun!