How Do You Make a Balloon Fishing Line?

Making a balloon fishing line is an easy and enjoyable craft activity. It is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids while teaching them the basics of fishing. All you need is a few supplies, some patience and a bit of creativity to get started.

The first step in making your balloon fishing line is to choose the type of balloons you will use. Latex balloons are ideal for this project as they are easy to shape and come in a variety of colors. Once you have chosen your balloons, inflate them with air or helium and tie the ends together.

Next, attach the line to the balloons. You can use string, twine or rope for this step.

Make sure it is strong enough to hold the weight of the balloons and any fish that might be caught during your fishing trip. Tie one end of the line securely around each balloon and then tie a loop at one end for attaching the hook.

Once the line is attached, it’s time to decorate! Use markers or paint to draw pictures on each balloon or add streamers or ribbons for extra color. This will make the line look more attractive and also help attract fish when out on the water.

Finishing Up

You’re almost done! The last step is to add weights at various points along the line.

This will keep it from floating away when out on open water. You can use anything from coins, pebbles or small rocks as weights – just make sure they are not too heavy!

Now you are ready to go fishing with your homemade balloon fishing line! Have fun and remember that safety should always come first when near bodies of water.


Making a balloon fishing line is simple yet rewarding craft activity that anyone can do with supplies found around the home. With just a few steps, such as choosing balloons, attaching string or rope, decorating them with markers or paint and adding weights, you can have your own homemade fishing contraption in no time!

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Lindsay Collins