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.  Sempertex (formerly known as Betallatex (B’s)) are a little thicker and tougher on the hands, but normally are 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.



La Rock's Wholesale  Carries both brands a so much more!!

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


Face Paints

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

Glitter is cosmetic grade.

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

To get in touch, please use the online form or

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

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!



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