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How to Inflate a Beach Ball

Colorful beach ball.

Things You'll Need:

  • Soap
  • Beach Balls
  • Bike Pumps

Not having fun with your new beach ball? Maybe there's no air in it! Follow these simple steps to fill your ball with air and wait for the fun to begin.

Find your beach ball's air spout.

Pull on the air spout until it sticks out from the surface of the ball.

Open the spout.

Wash the air spout thoroughly with soap and water. Rinse well.

Fill your lungs with air and seal your lips around the spout.

Exhale into the ball.

Plug the opening of the spout with your tongue, open your mouth and inhale.

Repeat steps 5 to 7 until the ball is fully inflated.

Quickly close the air spout and press it back under the surface of the ball.


Some beach balls have air valves to prevent air from escaping when the spout is open. Inflating this type of ball is similar to inflating a non-valve ball, except there's no need to plug the spout with your tongue as you inhale. Instead, gently squeeze the base of the spout with your fingers or teeth as you exhale and release your grip while you inhale.

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