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Topic: Balloon Pumps
Message: Posted by: Michael238 (Mar 17, 2018 09:22PM)
I am doing a balloon class at a community center. They would like me to supply a balloon pump for every kid.
What Is best source to buy these?
Cheap in price, but decent quality.

Thanks

Mike
Message: Posted by: Frank Yuen (Mar 19, 2018 09:04AM)
You'll save time and aggravation by just supplying balloons pre-inflated.
Message: Posted by: cyberdave03 (Mar 19, 2018 08:26PM)
Walmart sells an inexpensive starter kit with a decent pump.
Penguinmagic sells a dual action one for $5
Message: Posted by: jdstewart (Mar 20, 2018 05:18PM)
I found a bunch at dollar tree
Message: Posted by: Karen Climer (Mar 25, 2018 01:31PM)
How many pumps are you talking about? Continental Sales sells the red ketchup bottle pump and a smaller yellow pump for $2-$3 each. But you have to buy a case of them. https://www.continentalsales.net/catalog.php?id=86&numit=22
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Apr 11, 2018 10:10AM)
[quote]On Mar 19, 2018, Frank Yuen wrote:
You'll save time and aggravation by just supplying balloons pre-inflated. [/quote]

This.

What's easy for us can be challenging for others. You'll spend much of the allotted time just teaching how to use the pump porperly.
Message: Posted by: Frank Yuen (Apr 17, 2018 09:30AM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2018, NYCTwister wrote:
[quote]On Mar 19, 2018, Frank Yuen wrote:
You'll save time and aggravation by just supplying balloons pre-inflated. [/quote]

This.

What's easy for us can be challenging for others. You'll spend much of the allotted time just teaching how to use the pump porperly. [/quote]

And tying knots for all the kids! Thinking about it more, it's possible they want you to supply pumps and balloons so the kids have a sort of "kit" that they can keep. In that case go for it but I still suggest pre-inflating balloons for the actual instruction.
Message: Posted by: Michael238 (May 13, 2018 07:48PM)
Bunch of good advice as always found here.
Thank you all for answering.
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Sep 25, 2018 03:29PM)
Kids tend to break pumps. They don't get how to direct the force straight down so they torque the pump handle and it breaks. Years ago I opted to do all the pumping.

If I taught a class today I would buy myself a new Filbert Pump and let the kids use my old one.
Message: Posted by: munkywrench (Apr 9, 2020 04:30PM)
Come prepared with a quiver of inflated balloons. Blow up an entire bag of multicolored. Use the reject balloons to tie bundles. place in a trash bag and you are good to go. Many of the kids will never do this again. So in my opinion, spending time trying to inflate is time that could be spent twisting...which is the end result anyway. From experience, kids have a hard time using pumps.
Message: Posted by: thegreatscungilli (Apr 19, 2020 10:04AM)
Walmart and Target have them for about $4.00 or so