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Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks

Our crafting manager, Naomi, came up with these adorable Dinosaur Balloon Sticks. They’re super easy to craft with kids – you just need paper, balloons, our printable template, glue, and balloon sticks! They also make great decorations: turn them into centerpieces, non-candy favors, or photobooth props. (See more balloon stick DIYs here!)

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Dinosaur printable template, scissors, cardstock, mini balloons, balloon hand pump, low temp hot glue gun, jumbo balloon stick

Step 1: Print and cut out the dinosaur template of your choice onto colored cardstock.
Step 2: Inflate a mini balloon that matches your cardstock with a balloon hand pump.

T-Rex Dinosaur Balloon

  • Fold back along the dotted line for the head and tail pieces. These tabs will be where you attach the head and tail to the balloon.
  • Glue one arm to one side of the balloon, repeat with another arm. The balloon should be sandwiched between the legs. Repeat with the leg pieces.
  • Attach a balloon stick by hot gluing the balloon cup to the bottom of the balloon.

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Stegosaurus Dinosaur Balloon

  • Fold back along the dotted lines for the small rectangular pieces.
  • Hot glue one end of the rectangular piece the back of the head piece so that the other side points 90 degrees downward. Hot glue the other rectangular piece to the tail.
  • Fold along the dotted lines of the six spikes pieces.
  • Slightly overlap 5 spike pieces and hot glue them together in an arch, with the largest piece in the center and the smallest pieces on the ends. Hot glue the tabs of the spikes to the balloon.
  • Glue a balloon stick to the bottom of the balloon.

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Triceratops Dinosaur Balloon

  • Glue the neck to the back of the head piece so that a small margin is peeking out. Use the greyed area on the neck template as a guide for how they should overlap.
  • Fold back along the dotted line for the small rectangular pieces. Glue one side of the rectangular tab piece to the back of neck piece. Glue the other rectangular tab to the tail.
  • Hot glue the head, tail, and legs to the balloon, then attach the balloon stick.

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Dinosaur Balloon Sticks | Oh Happy Day!

Styling and photos by Naomi Julia Satake
Crafting by Justine Pon

  1. katie

    January 18, 2017

    CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kari

    January 18, 2017

    What a clever idea! So cute!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

  3. Sofia

    January 18, 2017

    Omigosh these are so cute! Perfect for a party! It’s a great alternative to all the gold letter balloons going around!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  4. Jessica

    January 19, 2017

    This is brilliant! I love these x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  5. K

    January 19, 2017

    The instructions say to hot glue the balloon cup to the balloon. Won’t the hot glue pop the balloon?

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • January 19, 2017

      Surprisingly… no! We use a low-temp glue gun and it works great.

  6. Tabi Bee

    January 22, 2017

    Aw! Such a sweet little idea! Love this!

    https://busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com

  7. Hena Tayeb

    January 22, 2017

    these are so cute.. now I gotta convince one of the boys to have a dino themed party!

  8. Nefertari

    January 23, 2017

    What a fantastic idea! 😀 I’m lovin’ it!

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