Introduction: How to Make a Paper Balloon/ Water Bomb

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In this tutorial I show you how to make a paper balloon/water bomb. It is a fun project and pretty simple too.

Step 1: Starting It Out

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To start, fold the top right corner of an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper down so it forms half of a square. After that, cut off the single layered piece at the bottom. Then unfold the pice of paper so you have a square.

Step 2: Fold It Again

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Next fold the paper again across the line you made already and unfold it again. After that fold it in half straight instead of diagonal so it forms a rectangle.

Step 3: Fold the Corners In

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Then you need to take the top two corners and fold then in so you get a triangle.

Step 4: Fold Up the Bottom Corners

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Next you fold up the bottom two corners of the triangle so you get a diamond like shape. Then you take the outer two corners of the diamond and fold them in to the center line.

Step 5: Finishing It Up

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The last step it to fold down the two little tabs at the top on both sides and fold then down in to the tabs below them.

Step 6: Finished!

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Now all you have to do is blow into the small hole at the end of the balloon and it will inflate. If you want to you can fill them up with water and use them as water balloons but they will not be reuse able, or you could just play catch with them or something like that.


mrwonton (author)2017-12-06


setarehr128 made it! (author)2017-05-19

Very clear instructions.

ChristinaJ37 made it! (author)2017-05-09

I made it it was fun and easy thanks

ChristinaJ37 (author)2017-05-09

I favorite it because u help me so much

ChristinaJ37 (author)2017-05-09

one of my favorite thing to do is origami

ChristinaJ37 (author)2017-05-09

thank u so much I got this assignment for demonstration week I choose waterbomb ball I need to write down how to make it I don't know how to explain it your article help me so much Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You Thank You

ppppppppppp (author)2017-01-09


ThePaperNinja (author)2017-01-05

Awesome!!! I love making stuff like that. But here's a hint don't make them with notebook paper they don't turn out as well

BradenW8 made it! (author)2017-01-02

One made... Wait for more

Antiquities2015 (author)2016-02-12

Its years since I made one of these

SarahR13 (author)2015-06-25

I would only add one more step after step 5, fold the points inward then back out, it makes it take form much easier :)

razahassnain (author)2015-05-13

Wow! That was easy and interesting !

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