These balloon sticks look great as centerpieces for a party and the best part is you can send them home with the kids as party favors. They are really simple to craft and make the sweetest decoration for an ice cream theme party.

Cardstock (in light yellow and a variety of “sprinkle” colors), scissors, mini stapler, glue, crepe paper, mini balloons, 12″ balloon sticks


Step 1: Cut a piece of yellow paper in half (in a slight semi-circle shape.)
Step 2: Twist the bottom half of the paper into a cone. Staple the top and glue the bottom edge down. Make sure there’s a hole at the bottom of the cone.
Step 3: Cut a 1″ strip of crepe paper. Start on one side and cut fringe evenly spaced. Leave some space at the top.
Step 4: Fold the top of the fringe over the side of the cone and staple it down. Continue & staple along the entire edge of the cone.
Step 5: Place another layer of fringe over the stapled fringe. Glue it down along the length of the cone.
Step 6: Blow up a mini balloon you don’t want it to be totally full. Make sure it’s small enough to fit proportionally inside the cone. Attach the balloon to a balloon stick.
Step 7: Place a few dots of glue along the inside of the cone fringe. Insert the balloon stick and hold the balloon into the cone so it adheres to the glue.
Step 8: Cut thin strips of cardstock in “sprinkle” colors. Glue them to the tops of the balloon.

Step 9: Enjoy!

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See also:

Cozy Car Caddy

DIY Stick Horse

Monster Pencil Holders