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Light up your world with these beautiful and easy-to-make illuminated balloons. Inspired by the Instructables project: http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/

Step 1: Attach batteries to an LED
Place two CR2032 3V lithium coin batteries on top of each other, then place them between the prongs of a ten-millimeter non-diffused LED. Secure with duct tape.

Step 2: Put inside balloon
Push the LED-battery pack inside an uninflated balloon.

Step 3: Fill with helium
Blow up the balloon or fill it with helium. Disposable helium tanks can be purchased at party supply stores.

Tip
To prevent a balloon-blowing headache, take a deep breath, then blow all the air into the balloon at once, keeping your cheeks flat and using your stomach muscles.

Step 4: Make a statement
For an impressive display, get some friends involved so you can fill a few dozen balloons.

Step 5: Decorate with balloons
Use LED floaties to decorate your next party. Shape them into an arch or canopy; line your walkway with them; place a few on each table as a centerpiece; or create a classic ceiling balloon drop.

Did You Know?
A 13-year-old American boy blew up 213 balloons within an hour—with his nostrils!—in an attempt to set a world record.

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