30 Balloon Puns That Kids Will Love

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The humble balloon - brought out for countless celebrations - is just ripe for the picking when it comes to puns.

From their favorite music (pop) to puns about inflation, the possibilities are endless. And kids of all ages will love a good gag about balloons too thanks to their universal nature.

Balloons already bring out our silly sides (have you ever played 'stop the balloon from touching the floor') and these puns will just add more fun. Of course it's not just puns at their expense - you can also craft animals from balloons or try this awesome self-inflating trick.

Hot Air Balloon Puns

These puns reach new heights for giggles. Take a look at some of our favourite one-liners related to hot air ballooning.

1. I invented a cold air balloon. But it didn't really take off.

2. The hot air balloon company had to close. They just couldn't keep up with the price of inflation

3. I'm not sure whether to quit my job making hot air balloons. It's all a bit up in the air at the moment.

4. So it appears the first person who offered me a job as a hot air balloon instructor was talking a lot of hot air.

5. I enjoyed a hot air balloon ride last night, but we had to help pack it away at the end. It was a big let down.

6. Philosophers in hot air balloons. It turns out they think highly of us.

7. I only ever see hot air balloons early in the morning. I guess they must be early risers.

Helium Balloon Clever Puns

These puns will be like music to your ears – they're all related to squeaky helium styles.

8. I'm going to leave my job at the balloon factory. I told the boss I refuse to be spoken to in that tone of voice.

9. On a lighter note, I tied a letter to a helium balloon.

10. Whatever you do, don't hand Elsa a balloon. She'll only let it go.

11. I can't believe the cost of balloons these days. The price has really risen.

12. Police detained a man for acting like a helium balloon. He was held for a while then they let him go.

13. Finding a balloon with no strings attached can be hard.

14. "Lighten up" shouted the helium balloon to the regular balloon.

15. My plans for a helium balloon company struggled to get off the ground.

16. Did you hear about the new balloon tax? They're going to tax them to new heights.

17. I'm investing in balloons. They should increase with inflation.

18. I'd make a terrible balloon. I always seem to let myself down.

A group of children are sat amongst lots of balloons and other birthday party decorations.

More Balloon Puns

Ready for more fun puns? We've got you covered!

19. I have to confess my karaoke attempt didn't go well last night. It went down like 99 lead balloons.

20. I spent $100 on balloons for my birthday party. But on the bill they charged me $200 due to inflation.

21. I tried to avoid jokes about balloons. You never know when they might get carried away.

22. Doctor: "What can I help you with?" Balloon: "I feel lightheaded."

23. Do you want to hear a joke about a balloon? Too late it just got away from me.

24. Yesterday I met a sailor who liked to put balloons in his ship. I told him "whatever floats your boat..."

25. I had an interview at a balloon shop. I think I blew it.

26. Two balloons were floating around a desert. The leader said "look out for that cactussssssss".

27. The balloon was very happy when I rubbed it on my hair. In fact it was ecstatic.

Pop Goes The... Puns

No one fears the king of pop more than an air-filled rubber ball.

28. My friend was due to propose using a helium balloon. He popped the question last night.

29. I was going to make a balloon giraffe but it went pop.

30. Don't you hate how bad tempered balloons can be. They could explode at any moment.

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