by Danny Briant

Simple cheap helium gun - the helium isn't as cheap! Inspired by KJBubbleguy aka Keith Michael Johnson. See his excellent videos for inspiration on how to play with this toy.

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What you need:
  • One balloon
  • One piece of plastic pipe/flexible tubing
  • One nozzle from a carton of wine

The tricky bit is getting the right size tube for your particular nozzle. Look in your local hardware shop.

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One bottle of helium - I think this party balloon version is more expensive than other versions.
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Ready for some fun! Ziggy is immune to bubbles - almost.
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Push the tube over the helium jet.

Press your nozzle so its open. Let in the helium to fill up the balloon.

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Make a bubble. Dip the tube in some mix to wet it. Insert the tube into the bubble and press your nozzle.
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See the bubble start to lift?

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant July 20, 2014