Walking into one of my favorite shops last week, I spotted these adorable Japanese paper balloons. There were available in a a handful of designs – globes, cute animals, and beach balls. They’re made out of incredibly thin paper so they’re very light and can be blown up with just one or two huffs and puffs.
I found out later that they’re used by kids as hackie sacks. Surprisingly, they don’t really deflate when you bounce them with your feet. It made me a bit sad to kick these adorable characters. They’re just too cute to wreck! They would be perfect decor for a kids birthday party or for a children’s room. Plus they’re really cheap so you can replace them or give them away as party favors!