6 Fun Balloon Hats for Any Party

Learn how to twist amusing hats everyone will love

Learning how to make fun hats out of balloons is a special skill that you can share. It brings smiles to many young faces and balloon hats are onething that both kids and adults enjoy.

You can start by shaping basic hats and, after some practice, move up to fancy crowns, jester hats, even a funky flower hat! These step by step instructions will show you how to make each hat and have you twisting like a pro at your next party!

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    Basic Balloon Hat

    The Basic Balloon Hat

     Wayne Kawamoto

    You have to start somewhere and it might as well be with the foundation for all balloon hats. This basic balloon hat is where most hats start. It only requires one balloon and three simple twists.

    Once you learn to make this one, you can make many more. The only limit is your imagination!

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    The Helmet

    The Helmet

      Wayne Kawamoto

    Just beyond the basic balloon hat is the helmet, requiring just two more quick twists. This hat looks more finished and you can still quickly make these when you have lots of people who want them.

    Like the basic balloon hat, this one forms a foundation for fancier hats. By simply adding balloons, you can dress this one up in many fun ways.

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    How to Make a Flower Balloon Hat

    How to Make a Flower Balloon Hat

     Wayne Kawamoto

    This is a colorful flower hat that is a guaranteed hit at any party, especially outdoor spring and summer events. It combines a basic hat with a flower balloon, so by learning it, you're actually figuring out how to make three different pieces of balloon art.

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    Balloon Crown

    The Balloon Crown Hat

     Wayne Kawamoto

    When you're ready to really show off your balloon twisting skills, try making a crown. Perfect for a little prince or princess, this cute crown will make a kid feel extra special and you'll quickly be swarmed with kids who want one too. It’s also great for an adult who’s celebrating a birthday or promotion and so festive that it can brighten up any event.

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    Enhanced Balloon Crown

    Enhanced Balloon Crown

     Wayne Kawamoto

    If everyone wants a crown, the guest of honor deserves one that's a little extra special. Adding one more balloon to the basic crown creates a version that's fit for a king or queen.

    Though it looks complicated, it's not! Just a few twists and pinches and you're done. You will find it very helpful to have mastered the classic dog balloon first, though.

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    Jester Hat

    Jester Hat

     Wayne Kawamoto

    With two balloons and the helmet in your balloon art experience, you can create a great-looking jester hat. It even has the bouncy tassels!

    This one is more challenging to make and a bit touchier when it comes to fitting, but it's worth the extra balloon and effort to learn how to make. Just imagine an entire party with these hats floating around on the heads of your guests!