Cheap crystal soap balloons

Collapse
X
 
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • inflatedskintight
    Member
    • Sep 2019
    • 42

    Cheap crystal soap balloons

    I recently bought some very cheap crystal soap balloons on eBay, these ones to be precise:

    At £5.99 for 100 the price is a good deal. I didn't know what they'd be like but thought I'd take a chance. I'm delighted with them. They're really thin and soft, so if you like that, you'll enjoy them. They look small but blow up huge, for their size, and the colours are pale but nice. They'll neck with a bit of stretching and seem to be consistent quality. Some colours, especially the yellow, seem rather hard but soften up just fine with stretching and rubbing. If you want some gentle popping they're ideal. Because they're thin and somewhat fragile they pop pretty quietly, even with pump to pop/b2p.

    There are no clues as to where they come from on the packaging. It just says "creativeballoon.co.uk" which doesn't offer any more information. I've no connection to the seller, just a satisfied customer.
  • AJK64
    Moderator
    • Jun 2018
    • 771

    #2
    These are my current go to balloon. Absolutely love them, to the point that I've now bought 1500 of them. I'm hoping they store well haha

    Comment

    • Danniballoon
      Senior Member
      • Mar 2018
      • 559

      #3
      Thanks for letting us know. I love thin & soft balloons, I'm always on the lookout for them I really like chinese punchballs too & the 36 inch paddle shaped ones.

      Comment

      • AJK64
        Moderator
        • Jun 2018
        • 771

        #4
        You can get huge necks on these too by pre inflating the neck.
        The balloons themselves can often get to almost 14" with a few pre inflations. Considering how thin they are surprisingly strong if youre not trying to outright burst them. You can still get a fairly good boom out of them too if you apply slow pressure (a slow foot stomp for example). I have found that the blue ones are the smallest, and the yellow and orange are often the biggest.

        Comment

        • inflatedskintight
          Member
          • Sep 2019
          • 42

          #5
          I'm very happy to see that other people have discovered these balloons and are enjoying them. I'll experiment more with necking them! Delivery for me was pretty quick - a couple of days if I remember rightly.

          Comment

          • Bubblyzzz
            Senior Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 266

            #6
            Luv them, not same company in US, but sounds the same. They are wonderful!

            Comment

            • UKPOPPER
              Senior Member
              • Feb 2023
              • 269

              #7
              I've worked through a few packets of those too. They're like soap colours and definitely inflate larger than rated. The pop is perfect for blow-to-pops...not too deafening but enough to make my heart race.
              Just one more puff...🎈

              Comment

              • Kitten
                Senior Member
                • Jul 2023
                • 245

                #8
                I love thin soap balloons because they get way bigger than they're supposed to. Big balloons are fun, but there's something about taking an ordinary party balloon and getting it to a ridiculous size that I find exciting.

                Comment

                • FINT
                  Junior Member
                  • May 2017
                  • 3

                  #9
                  Réponse à votre gout pour les ballons fins et doux!
                  Le truc consiste à utiliser un ballon normal et à le faire bouillir (le tremper dans la bouilloire suffit). Il devient plus doux, plus souple et on peut le gonfler beaucoup plus. En contrepartie il est moins bruyant s'il explose.
                  Si le ballon est vieux, cartonné ou affaibli, la recette est encore plus efficace

                  Bons essais

                  FINT

                  Comment

                  • Danniballoon
                    Senior Member
                    • Mar 2018
                    • 559

                    #10
                    Prextex 12" are nice too. They also come in bags of 300. I've just got 2 bags of them along with a couple of bags of the Creative ones, mentioned above 😊

                    Comment

                    • AJK64
                      Moderator
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 771

                      #11
                      Are prextex soft when fully inflated or hard like belval?

                      Comment

                      • Danniballoon
                        Senior Member
                        • Mar 2018
                        • 559

                        #12
                        Originally posted by AJK64
                        Are prextex soft when fully inflated or hard like belval?
                        They're quite soft and stretchy. Probably not as soft as the crystal ones, but a lot softer than Belball.

                        Comment

                        • Danniballoon
                          Senior Member
                          • Mar 2018
                          • 559

                          #13
                          Inflatedskintight wrote... "There are no clues as to where they come from on the packaging. It just says "creativeballoon.co.uk" which doesn't offer any more information. I've no connection to the seller, just a satisfied customer."

                          It appers to be a range of balloons sold by Creative Decorations a shop in Birmigham. As everything is made in China these days, I would imagine they are such, and with the proprieters own branding on the bags. Also, if you look through the E-Bay sellers page, it also lists 100 12" crystal balloons for £3.99 ! I wonder if they are the same ones, but sold £2 cheaper. Might get me a bag & find out 😉

                          Comment

                          • Qbubbleballoon (:
                            Senior Member
                            • Apr 2021
                            • 169

                            #14
                            Originally posted by AJK64
                            These are my current go to balloon. Absolutely love them, to the point that I've now bought 1500 of them. I'm hoping they store well haha
                            You go, AJK64!!!

                            Comment

                            • inflatedskintight
                              Member
                              • Sep 2019
                              • 42

                              #15
                              While playing with my packet of these balloons, I found that one of them was actually heart-shaped! I was so excited that I accidentally b2p'ed it. Haven't searched through them all to see if there are any more, but you might get lucky...

                              Comment

                              Working...