Most people know what balloons are and what they are used for: To make children happy, to color the world, to create the festive ambiance in parties and celebrations, to decorate shops, hotels, wedding parties, communion parties, birthday parties and all kinds of parties.
Anywhere in the world, sitting at the gate of Zoos and Parks, you can find vendors selling those traditional helium inflated balloons that every child loves.
Special balloons made for the sole purpose to be filled up with water and smashed on the floor (or on some unsuspecting victim) are easy to find in toy shops. https://kalaspalatset.se/
Fashion designers create clothing made out of balloons and top models do the catwalk with them, but usually only celebrities will wear the extravagant unpredictable balloon outfits in their galas and parties.
Balloon artists twisting balloons can sometimes be seen in fairs, birthday parties, department store openings, malls, etc.Those balloon artists are used to live amongst these rubber devices and have learned to use them for other needs. As in everything in life, necessity is the mother of inventive, and balloons have amazing stretching properties. There is no limit to the imagination. https://www.eathu.com/
Tie a few long un-inflated balloons together to make a long elastic string. It can be used to hang light clothing, signs, to wrap around a cart or box and display the freshly created balloons, to improvise a tent or parasol, etc.
I have seen the clown´s car´s mirror (that was a bit wobbly) secured in place with a balloon.
If the clown´s pants aren’t tight enough, a handy balloon can be used as a belt.
Broken balloons are useful to be tied around a box with a lose cover, to close an open bag of sugar, rice or any staple, basically the same uses as a rubber band.
I met a clown who tied his shoes with balloons and left an inflated bubble at both ends for more effect.
The scissors, permanent marker (used to paint faces on the animal balloons), the balloon pump, all those precious tools the balloon artist uses continually, are safely attached with balloons to his belt or apron.
A long balloon can be cut into dozens of slices and used to secure the multiple braids in special Afro hairdos, or to fix your pony tail.
I have seen a used old plastic stool converted in a beautiful vase. The clown inflated several long balloons and tied them around the stool till it was totally covered, then she turned it upside down and used it as a vase to hold her balloon creations.