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Do it Yourself Heat Sealed Foil Balloons

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  • Balloon Kits

    Design and heat seal your own foil balloons!
  • Ideal for use in

    Art, Engineering, Design, Math and Education.
  • Inflatable Sculpture

    We offer a variety of foil colors plus you can add your own graphics.
  • Cloth Balloons

    Produce a durable helium balloon with graphics using cloth cover.
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Words from the Founder

Balloon Kits was founded by Gary Felix in 1987

Creating art for large crowds and has always excited and fascinated me. Festival decoration allows the designer to reach large outdoor audiences and that environment allowed me to refine and develop my artistic abilities. Beach art and craft festivals in California provided venues which allowed me to develop many festive products. Laguna Beach became my home and the "Sawdust Festival" and "Laguna Canyon Festival of the Arts" were my product proving grounds. I also participated in the "Renaissance Festivals".

Strongly influenced by colorful laundry hanging across Mexican village streets, I began flying hang gliders. My art soon reflected this love of flying and colorful cloth and I began making flags and banners. Flags then became windmills and large wing flapping weather vanes. Balloons appeared in 1982. By 1987, I had developed balloon making kits.

In 1982 The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Cmmittee put out a call for entries to decorate the 24 event locations of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. I produced a video of my art flying at several of the Olympic venues in August and was pleasantly surprised by a positive response which led to the purchase of my "Wind Colonnades" as venue entrance decorations.

In the 1990's I worked for many Movie productions. Among them were "Honey I Shrunk the Kids", and "Rocket Man".

In 1999 I decorated Governor elect Jessie Ventura's Inaugural Rock Concert in the "Target Center" in Minneapolis MN.

In 2003 I produced radar tracking balloons for Raytheon. They were used along with GPS devices to calibrate radar.

In 2003 I built prototype balloons for Windcrafter. This balloon is the newly patented sail boat in the sky.

In 2002 I made clear bell shaped containers for the peace time atom particle accelerator at Los Alamos NM. With this experimental project, objects are bombarded with neutrons for pure research and filmed through these bell shaped balloons.

Balloon Making

Revar C Max Balloon

A REVAR C MAX BALLOON MADE IN COOPERATION WITH NIMBUS DIRIGIBES.COM IN SPAIN.

IN 2011 WE DEVELOPED THIS LIGHTER THAN AIR REPLICA TO ADVERTISE EUROPEAN FORD REVAR CMAX.

Now in 2014 we can develop your product with this revolutionary technology.

This balloon is made with three components.the outer shell was machined out of Styrofoam and covered with a thin plastic shell and the inner bladder which holds the helium was made of Balloon foil shaped to fit the inside shape.