Needle Thru Balloon
Pass a long, sharp needle through any balloon- without popping it!
Ages 13 and up Level 2
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Needle Thru Balloon

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Blow up an ordinary round balloon. Tie the balloon to keep the air inside, and let an audience member handle the balloon to show that it is, indeed, an ordinary balloon. Take the long metal needle, and pierce one end of the balloon. It doesn't pop! Instead, you pass the needle right through to the other side of the balloon, and remove the needle. The balloon is STILL filled with air! Now hold the balloon in one hand, and POP it with the needle!

You can use an ordinary party balloon. A pack of 10 clear balloons are supplied with the trick, so your audience can more easily see the needle as it passes through the inside of the balloon. You can purchase extra balloons from or use any ordinary party balloon.

Because the needle needs to be SHARP, it is recommended that you handle it and store it with extreme care. The best way to store and transport your needle is in the Wand for the Needle Thru Balloon, sold below. This special wand is specifically designed to safeguard the needle tip, plus it delivers a coating of lubricant to the needle each time you remove it from the wand. The lubricant makes the needle slide easier into the balloon.

BONUS! Free video gives you valuable handling tips! See the free video in the TIPS section with some really helpful information that will make you successful with this trick. If you don't know these insider tips, the trick may not work properly.

Performance Ideas:

If you are performing at a party, you can use one of their ordinary round party balloons.

String a ribbon through the eye end of the needle.
When you pass the needle all the way through the balloon, the ribbon will follow, making it easier for your spectators to see the trick. Also, you can pause the trick with the ribbon still inside the balloon, which makes it very dramatic.

To make sure that the needle works properly, it is recommended that you coat the point of it with a very thin coat of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) before each use. You can coat the needle tip when you are packing your show, and store the coated needle in the tube, so the petroleum jelly won't get all over everything. The Needle Wand, available from, is a handy and safe way to store the needle AND will help you coat it properly.

Also, after every few uses, file the point sharp again with a metal file. You want it to be very sharp and very smooth. If it gets dull, or gets a burr on the end, it will pop the balloon instead of passing through it. If you are having trouble with this trick, your needle probably needs sharpening and smoothing!.

Care Tips For Balloons:

Keep your balloons fresh and stretchy!
It's easy. Just put them in a sealed Ziplock-type plastic bag, and store them in your refrigerator. The cool temperature will prevent them from drying out.
Don't put them in the freezer, though- freezing temperatures will actually make them dry and brittle!

Monticup's Care Tips for Needle Thru Balloon:

Here is a FREE video lesson to teach you how to handle and store your Needle Thru Balloon.
If you don't handle it properly, it won't work!

Nobody else bothers to give you this information- but we do!


History and Trivia:

The first balloon was invented by Bartolomeu de Gusmao, a priest who was demonstrating his idea for an airship by launching a miniature model that used a dried animal bladder to hold the air. The rubber balloon was invented by the famous scientist Michael Faraday as a vessel to hold hydrogen. Latex balloons as we know them today were first manufactured in 1847 in London.

Here's what you'll get:

  • metal needle (18" long)
  • supply of 10 clear balloons
  • printed instructions
  • BONUS: Monticup's video with tips on how to Care For Your Needle Thru Balloon (see TIPS section)

And that's all you need!
Additional clear balloons are available from
You can also use any ordinary round party balloon.

It is recommended that you store your needle in the Wand For Needle Thru Balloon.


Extra Balloons for Needle Thru Balloon
Wand for Needle Thru Balloon


Customer Reviews
5 Stars
I know it works by science but everyone is still amazed to see this. Thanks for the tips on using it too. I love your videos. You give much more information than any one else.
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