Magical Balloon-dude Dale

Caution: Balloons are fun toys, but can be dangerous like alltoys...PLEASE make sure small children do not chew balloons or have access to broken bits. We would like all our kids to grow healthy and happy. I ask you to be responsible like professional balloonist. Adult supervision is recommended.

Books on Balloon Animals

Balloon Stick Game
(Cup and Ball)

The first trick to making a balloon animal is to blow up the balloon. This is hard. You can buy a hand pump or use a football pump to help blow up the balloons. Do not blow the balloon up all the way... you only need 1/2 a balloon.
Carefully tie the balloon. When twisting a balloon, always start at the end with the knot. Do not worry, it will not break if you twist it, but you must hold on to both ends of the balloon. Otherwise, the balloon will untwist. The balloon will not stay twisted by itself. You have to twist the balloon together.


Step 1--Blow up one balloon half way to 3 quarters.
Step 2--Start at the beginning with the knot and twist a 1 inch bubble  about 1 - 1 1/2 fingers wide. Make sure you hang on to both ends of balloon, otherwise it will untwist.

Balloon bubble

Step 3--Make a second bubble, 1" in size
two balloon bubbles
Step 4--Take the second bubble and make a pinch twist.
Pinch twist 2 bubble If yours looks like this very good; if not, try it again practice makes perfect.

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