Book Review + Giveaway: Balloon Twisting



The Klutz Book of Balloon Twisting by Karen Phillips
Ages 8 and up


I went through a serious balloon twisting phase as a kid, somewhere between my obsession with the steel drum and sewing purses. My parents got me a book and kit for making all sorts of things from these long, skinny balloons, but some of them were far too advanced for me. The Klutz Book of Balloon Twisting would have been perfect for me as a kid, since it has eleven kid-friendly projects that would be easy to make at a party or playdate. It comes with 40 balloons and a pump, which makes blowing up the balloons an absolute breeze. The book has hats, wands, swords, and fairy wings, which are perfect for girls and boys. If you’re interested in getting your kids started on this fun craft or want to whip up some party toys but have never even made a balloon dog, this book is a perfect place to begin. For some more ideas of models to make, try Balloon Molecules.

Book Giveaway Time!

Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of The Klutz Book of Balloon Twisting! Please make sure you include your email address in the comment form field (won’t be published). All comments will be closed by Noon PST on Friday, November 13th. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!


Also this month, as a special to CRAFT readers, get 25% off all Klutz titles by entering in the promo code CRAFT at checkout!

84 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Balloon Twisting

  1. Edelweiss says:

    Oh, I can just imagine the parties we could throw at my house with the help of this book.

  2. Andrea says:

    Have never won a giveaway but I would love to win this one!

  3. tracey says:

    fantastic prize! thanks.

  4. Salihan says:

    This will be great to entertain the kids on Christmas!

  5. Jessica says:

    Looks like fun!

  6. Kimberly Kauer says:

    We love Klutz books!

  7. greetingarts says:

    So fun! What a great thing for entertaining kids at a party!

  8. Kallie says:

    This would be so fun to learn!

  9. marci says:

    My 11 year old daughter would absolutely POP (ha ha) if we won this book. She’s REALLY into balloon twisting!

  10. christine fraser says:

    super awesome book! the kids (and mommy) would LOVE this :)

  11. Sue says:

    I’ve wanted to learn balloon twisting for my kids. This would be lots of fun.

  12. MoniQ in WI says:

    My 9 yo daughter would burst to own this–she wants to make balloon animals and work at parties when she is older! Klutz books are faboo!

  13. Nate says:

    The only kid I have is a year old…she’d more than likely just choke on the balloons.
    So, I propose that *I* get to use the book, and make some balloon animals and weapons with which to torment my cat.

  14. Wehaf says:

    The only balloon animal I can make is a poorly proportioned dog; I’d love to expand my repertoire.

  15. Erin J. says:

    What a fun book! I would love to own a copy!

  16. Nuan says:

    Great Idea’s, perfect for kids parites!

  17. Tanya says:

    I would love to win this book for my nephew He’d like entertain his friends with Balloon Animals :)

  18. Bonnie says:

    I’d love to have this book to add an element of fun to my 5th grade classroom!

  19. DebbieKL says:

    I think my nephews would love this book!

  20. Heather S says:

    Oh my kiddos would go crazy for this! So so fun!

  21. Jenny Williams says:

    My daughter really wants to learn how to do this!

  22. Angela C says:

    I must of had the same book as you growing up all I could successfully make was the dog. The funny thing about this is just yesterday my son was asking me how to do it.

  23. Jenne says:

    What a great book!! My 5 year old would love this!!

  24. Stacy says:

    I would so get my title back as “coolest mom” if I knew how to do this!

  25. Camila F. says:

    I love ballons!!! Let’s have a party!!!

  26. Michele Timms says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!! We love the Klutz books they are super for the young and old crafter.

  27. jenn w says:

    My little girl would love this kit.

  28. azure says:

    I love balloon sculpture!!! I hope I win this one.

  29. Iris Mishly says:

    and be happy to give this as a gift to the children hospital to make them be happy and do fun things!

  30. Nadia says:

    Yay! thanks for the chance to win this for my little one!

  31. Baba says:

    This book is so cool! Everyone want to learn how to do this! My whole family would really love to learn how to make these fantastic party shapes from balloons. Oh please pick me!

  32. Diana says:

    Cool! This book sounds like so much fun!

  33. Sarah V. says:

    This would be the perfect gift for a friend of mine. I hope I win! :)

  34. Marissa says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to do that!

  35. Nana says:

    i’ve always been curious about how to do this! i want it!!

  36. Kelly Ann Thuet says:

    This would be a great christmas present for Alison. She would love to learn how to twist balloons.

  37. Brenda says:

    My public library needs this book! Mahalo.

  38. Angel says:

    Fantastic idea for the klutzes like me. I’d love to share this with my nephew and nieces!

  39. Janelle says:

    This is a handy and fun skill for kids to learn!

  40. Mary says:

    My mom used to give the Klutz books to my cousins for their birthday or Christmas presents. I was always so jealous because the books always have the best craft ideas! This one looks fantastic – who doesn’t need to know how to make a balloon hat?

  41. Alexandrea M says:

    I’ve never met a kid who didn’t like balloon animals, and I still love them at the ripe old age of 37! I’d love to be able to learn how to do this and see smiles light up on the kids!

  42. Susana says:

    I would love to have this, if you’re sending overseas. If not, thanks for the review.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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