Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Neighbor friendly way to deflate a balloon
I don't like to simply pop the balloon- it is a bit violent for the delicate edges. If you slowly deflate a balloon you can protect the Papier Mache from ripping.
Stick a short section of clear tape to the balloon.
Smooth the tape to make sure it's secure.
Make a hole in the balloon through the tape with a pin.
Pull out the pin and let the balloon deflate slowly
Because it is not a violent pop you can control how the paper release from the latex.
Help the thin sections to release with a nail cuticle pusher.
Press the balloon to release slowly.
Perfect cracked shell edges.
Remove the balloon.
Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs ready to design with
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