Shown below is a balloon tutorial done by sandiballoon of a spiral sword. This looks like a much more complicated sword to a kid, but in fact can be made just about as quickly as the more simple swords. It will impress much more than the simple sword and is sturdier for fighting, which is always important to the kid who is going to grab the sword and start fighting with the closest kid he can find. Thanks to sandiballoon for the tutorial. Be sure and visit her YouTube channel for some other great balloon designs.