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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.