Exploding Balloon Prank

Introduction: Exploding Balloon Prank

About: ^^ Me at the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London doing a wand practice session! I'm obsessed with Harry Potter and love to do Musical Theatre!

Imagine stepping out of the shower, finally clean, only to be covered in flour three seconds later. This instructable will keep you on the laughing end of this prank.

Step 1: Collect Materials

For this prank you will need to following:

1. One (or more) punch ball balloons
2. Flour
3. Thumbtacks or other puncturing objects
4. Popping device. We used a nerf gun, but you can use anything. Be creative!

Step 2: Fill Balloon

Using a spoon, funnel, or even just your hands, fill the balloon with flour. If you're feeling extra mischievous, you could even fill it with paint (or bodily waste)....

Step 3: Blow It Up!

Take one ginormous breath, then give that balloon all you've got. If your face is as red as a tomato, your doing it right. Just don't faint on us!

Step 4: Hang the Balloon

Tie it off, then hang the balloon where you choose. You can use the attached rubber band, or tie a new string to it, whatever you prefer. Hang it right outside the shower, behind a door, or above your dog house.

Step 5: Prepare Your Projectile

Use whatever you want; we used a nerf gun and thumbtack. Remove the dart's head, and glue the thumbtack in its place.

Step 6: Wait... Then FIRE!

As soon as your unexpecting victim steps under the balloon, fire, release, or trigger your projectile.

(Click on second image to see it in action)

Step 7: Say Sorry, and LAUGH!

Of course you should say sorry to your victim, and most importantly, laugh about it.


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    5 Discussions


    Tip 26 days ago on Step 5

    Nerf gun bullets always say, “do not modify the darts in any way,” or something like that. Look at the pic below if you don’t believe me. It is dangerous to do something like this by putting a thumb tack on a dart.


    7 months ago

    Sooo good
    I did this on my crush and she has now broken up with me


    5 years ago

    Was getting it out of that carpet difficult?


    Reply 5 years ago

    Actually quite easy. We just vacuumed it out haha.

    Tad Rosenberg
    Tad Rosenberg

    5 years ago

    That seems really fun! Can't wait to try it!