Exploding Balloon Without Touching It





Introduction: Exploding Balloon Without Touching It

In this Instructable, we'll have a look at a great party trick.

You can impress people at the party or yourself :)

How to explode a balloon without touching it?

Magnifying glass? Yes, but not this time.

Trick is very simple.

Step 1: Distraction

Distract the audience by hovering your hand over the balloon.

If you are lucky enough, balloon should explode.

Step 2: The Secret

Secret of the trick is juice from orange skin or any other citrus fruit skin.

Tiny drop of juice will make the balloon pop.

There are a few way to perform the trick.

You can wet the finger with the juice and touch the balloon.

By doing that, balloon will explode.

Another way to do it is by squeezing the skin in direction of the balloon.

You can try to do it discreetly with another hand.

The amount of juice needed is very little.

3rd way to do it is by wetting your hand with the juice.

Move your hand on top of the balloon and try to shake off a drop of juice.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy to do it. It will require a lot of oranges to get enough juice to make your hands wet enough.



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Here is a video comparing items that could pop a balloon.
Has anyone tried a d-limonene softgel or a way to use that instead of an orange?

Cool tricks

very interesting, now how do you blow it up magically?

has citrus fruit juice on his fingers so when he touches the balloon the citrus acid disolves it and it pops

YouTube search King of Random (not me). keywords=

king of random liquid nitrogen balloon

Blow up your balloons and tie them off. Freeze with liquid nitrogen...they will deflate. Keep them cold in a cooler filled with dry ice or LN. When you pull them out, they will magically inflate. Then go for the orange oil trick.

Oh, i thought "MCcashregister" was asking about popping.

I watched that video, amazing.


With distraction and orange skin juice.

Try it out. It does not take a lot of juice.

Just make sure balloon is not too soft. When I first tried it out, I was surprised how little juice was needed. I could not even see it.

I can't argue with that sound logic.