Generally everyone knows what balloons are and what they are used for: To make children happy, to color the world, to create the festive ambiance in parties and celebrations, to embellish shops, hotels, wedding parties, communion parties, kids birthday parties and all kinds of parties.
All over the world, sitting on the gate of Zoos and Parks, you can find vendors selling those traditional helium inflated balloons that each child loves.
Special balloons created for the sole purpose to get filled on top of water and smashed on the floor (or on some unsuspecting victim) are simple to find in toy shops.
Fashion designers create clothing constructed from balloons and top models do the catwalk with them, but usually only celebrities will wear the extravagant unpredictable balloon outfits in their galas and parties.
Balloon artists twisting balloons can often be seen in fairs, kids birthday parties, department shop openings, malls, etc.Those balloon artists are employed to live amongst these rubber devices and have learned to use them for other needs. As with all things in life, necessity is definitely the mother of inventive, and balloons have amazing stretching properties. There is no limit to the imagination.
Tie several long un-inflated balloons together to produce a long elastic string. It can be used to hold light clothing, signs, to wrap around a cart or box and display the freshly created balloons, to improvise a tent or parasol, etc.
We have seen the clown´s car´s mirror (which had been somewhat wobbly) secured in place using a balloon.
In the event the clown´s pants aren’t tight enough, a handy balloon can be used as a belt.
Broken balloons are helpful to become tied around a box with a lose cover, to seal an open bag of sugar, rice or any staple, basically the same uses as a rubber band.
I met a clown who tied his shoes with balloons and left an inflated bubble at both ends for further effect.
The scissors, permanent marker (employed to paint faces on the animal balloons), the balloon pump, those precious tools the balloon artist uses continually, are safely attached with balloons to his odotcj or apron.
A lengthy balloon can be cut into dozens of slices and employed to secure the multiple braids in special Afro hairdos, or even to fix your pony tail.
I actually have seen a second hand old plastic stool converted in a beautiful vase. The clown inflated several long balloons and tied them around the stool till it was totally covered, then she turned it upside-down and tried it as being a vase to carry her balloon creations.
A new bouquet of wild flowers held along with… a balloon obviously.