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What pens to decorate foil balloons ?

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Tillyscoutsmum Sat 11-Jun-11 08:22:15

My first post in this section. I am possibly the least artistic person in the world, so please bear with me smile

We have a stall at a local country fayre to raise funds for dd's pre school.

The stall will include personalised balloons were children can decorate/personalise their own balloons and then take them away. I've done some googling and it seems most websites refer to decorating with glue pens and glitter.

Does anyone know of any pens/markers that would work on foil balloons ?


RuthChan Sat 11-Jun-11 17:00:12

Any oil-based pens should work, whereas water-based pens will not.
Basically any 'permanent' markers should work.

DorcasBouvier Sat 11-Jun-11 21:23:15

You can use Sharpies on normal foil, so they might be worth a try.

Tillyscoutsmum Sun 12-Jun-11 19:46:51

Many thanks

pookamoo Fri 17-Jun-11 20:41:31

But argh at letting children use permanent markers at a fayre! Make sure you have the overalls from the pre-school handy, and make sure you warn the parents that the ink is permanent!
I think I would be a bit angry if they came back with permanent pen on their clothes!

Great idea though, and you can get multipacks of the pens quite cheaply. smile

Tillyscoutsmum Fri 17-Jun-11 21:45:22

Thanks pook. I think we're going mainly with the glue pens and glitter. We have bought a couple of sharpies but only to be used under supervision. We also have borrowed the overalls smile

Just hope we get decent weather now. I'm getting quite excited about it all grin

pookamoo Fri 17-Jun-11 23:08:28

Fingers crossed for some sunshine!

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