Our children’s elementary school puts on a BBQ Fun Day that uses 1,000 air balloons. I volunteered to blow up 200 balloons. I knew that my fingers would not be up to the task; therefore, I used a crochet hook to help. Soon, my fingers were sore.
I took to the kitchen to find a useful tool to help, other than my fingers. My husband found a two-pronged fork, the prongs about 1 inch apart. It turned out to be the perfect balloon-knotting tool! Here’s how it works.
- Place blown up balloon between knees.
- Wrap the end around the fork.
- Pull the end through the hole with a crochet hook.
- Pull knotted balloon off the fork.
While this does take more time then using fingers, it allows for pain-free knotting.
Wow, that’s impressive! Keep this in mind during water balloon season.
What’s your balloon-knotting hack?
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