Here's some information I've promised some people concerning balloons, face paints and clowning.  Enjoy!!   If you have questions, email me.

Balloon Supplies

The tools and supplies you use make a difference.  Qualatex balloons are generally easier on the hands.  Betallatex (B’s) are a little thicker and tougher on the hands, but normally run a little longer than the Qualitex (Q’s).  The B crystal and the Q jewel balloons are the ones you can see through.  That’s kinda fun for some things, but means the wall is thinner and they pop easier.  We use mostly the fashion, deluxe and standard tone balloons.  They do not squeak or pop as easily.

The most used size is 260.  Meaning the balloon is about 2” in diameter and 60” long.  We use 160’s mostly for making flowers and small versions of things.

A hand pump is sufficient for doing balloons for fun,  The red Qualatex hand pump is the one we use, but the other, dual action one works good, too.




T Myers Magic   Carries both brands of balloons and instructional books and videos, plus a whole bunch of other fun stuff.

All American Balloons   Carries both brands of balloons and some books and videos.

Face Paints

My Standard face paints are easy to wash off with soap and water.  The brands I use are: Snazaroo, Tag, FAB, Fazmataz, Wolf FX, Kryvoline, Ruby Red, Global and Kryolan.

My Water/ Sweat resistant face paints are removed by wiping off with oil (e.g. baby oil, or even cooking oil), makeup remover or lather with liquid soap first, then rinse with water or towel. It is ProAiir Hybrid Makeup. 

Upcoming Events

Joey to the World   February 3-4   Hurst, TX

A conference for teachers, ministers, entertainers and anyone who desires to spread the Gospel with fun and creativity!!!

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Contact Me

To get in touch, please use my online form or

call 979 255-6482 or email charitytheclown
Marcia Lightsey
4022 Cliff Rd
Bryan, TX 77808

Come See Us!

Monday nights are Kids' Night, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Texas Roadhouse in College Station.  Come by and get a balloon creation and try out the kids' activities!


I now have face paint that is sweat and water proof!!!!  
It lasts through that sweaty outdoor party and the water slide.

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