The typical balloon for most of your designs will be the 260. The 160 is thinner and good for things like dog leases; it too can be use in fashioning the balloon characters, but the 260 is preferred.andnbsp; The 160 can also be used for accent pieces or hard-to-maneuver features that you may want to add. The 350 size is impressive and great for those one-of-a-kind pieces; it is a bit harder to use, though. The 350 is most often used for making a base for the larger pieces. The largest balloon you can use is the 646; 6 inches in diameter and 46 inches long. The results of using this balloon for sculpture are dramatic to say the least.

You can choose to embellish your balloons by adding other balloon with adhesive. Before you try this, you should know which adhesives will work the best and which may cause damage to the balloons and should be avoided. Rubber cement can be used, but cautiously. The rubber cement is bottled in a solvent and must dry a little to rid the solvent before placing it onto the balloon. The solvent will dissolve your balloons. Petroleum products such as gasoline and even Vaseline will dissolve the rubber in your balloons. Keep the adhesives off your fingers, too. You donandrsquo;t want to pop a balloon simply because youandrsquo;ve glued it to yourself. Oasis floral glue works best for gluing the balloons together. A small amount works wonders.