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Paper Balloon Paradox

  • Paper Balloon Paradox
    Item #: AIR-160
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  • Paper Balloon Paradox Five-Pack
    Item #: AIR-165
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You won't believe your eyes as this colorful balloon slowly fills with air.

Description

The kamifusen is a traditional Japanese paper (kami) balloon (fusen) toy that became popular in the 1890s. A balloon made out of paper? Yes! Start out by unfolding it, and then blow into the reinforced opening just a bit - until it's about half way inflated. Once you've done that, spend a few minutes bouncing it in your hand and watch science do the rest! You won't believe your eyes as this crunchy, colorful balloon slowly fills with air. The balloon's deceptively simple design conceals an intricate process that includes elastic waves, fluid motion, and the plasticity of the paper itself. The result? An inflated balloon with an uncovered hole at one end. Air goes in... but it doesn't escape unless you crush the balloon! You will marvel at the ingenuity of the artisans who devised this elegant, intriguing toy. Approx. 6" diameter. Colors may vary.
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Life of the party!
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This was a huge hit at our Christmas celebration! Ages 2-81 had a WONDERFUL time tossing these around. We had 18 gathered in a circle and just tossed and laughed!
Diane

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