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Old 01-03-2018, 02:21 AM
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Default Re: How many times have you reused a balloon?
Originally Posted by loonerdude44 View Post
This never works for me.
Try putting it in a ziploc bag and then in a clothes dryer on high heat for 15-30 minutes. The heat will restore the original uninflated shape of the balloon, and as a bonus, make it stretchier when you inflate it.

(Keep each balloon in its own bag, they can stick to each other otherwise)
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:53 PM
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i will defiantly be trying this. sounds like a great idea.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: How many times have you reused a balloon?
I don't know if anyone has tried this, I have, just run warm, hot water over the balloon. You can do it several times. It gets bigger and bigger. It also gets stretcher. On some doll balloons I will just work the head this way. You don't fill the balloon, I try not to get water inside, you can watch it shrink, but it does not go back to original size.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: How many times have you reused a balloon?
Originally Posted by OverTheTop View Post
Try putting it in a ziploc bag and then in a clothes dryer on high heat for 15-30 minutes. The heat will restore the original uninflated shape of the balloon, and as a bonus, make it stretchier when you inflate it.

(Keep each balloon in its own bag, they can stick to each other otherwise)

I also use the clothes dryer method, but a bit differently. I put the balloons in a clean pillow case and use medium heat for 10 minutes. It restores the balloons really well. Using a cloth container like a pillow case it's possible to put multiple balloons in the container and they've never stuck to each other.

On my dryer the high heat setting is too hot and sometimes damages the latex. The medium setting works perfectly every time.

I use an elastic band to close up the pillow case - - it keeps the balloons from tumbling out.
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