URBANA — This Kid to Know is twisting and knotting little balloons all the way to the bank.
16-year old Joelle Busby started her business, Blow It Up, four years ago because she wanted a trampoline. She taught herself how to make balloon animals and things took off.
Joelle works at the Farmer’s Market every Saturday and also does birthday parties. She makes dozens of designs; whatever a kid would want.
She’s made thousands of dollars doing it. Joelle got her trampoline. Now, she uses her money to travel. She went to Europe last summer and Australia on Spring Break.