Caution: Balloons are fun toys, but can be dangerous like all toys...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.
- 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.
- 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 less than halfway.
- Step 2--Starting
at the knot and measure a 1/2" and make a twist.
Twist 3 or four times around to make a good bubble. Now make two more bubbles
giving you a total of three.
Make sure you hang on to
both ends of balloon, otherwise it will untwist. Do
not worry it will not break. Why didn't it break? There is space
at the end of the balloon for the extra air. That is why we only
blow the balloon up half way.
- Step 3--Take
the nozzle of the balloon and wrap it round the last bubble and through the
bubbles. This will lock the bubbles together. Take the middle bubble and pinch
twist this bubble.
yours looks like this very good; if not, try it again practice makes
- Step 4--Make
a new 1/2" bubble (all together there are 20, 1/2" bubbles). This
will be the space between the points. Make sure you hang on to this new bubble
otherwise it will untwist.
- Step 5--Like
in the first step, make three more 1/2" bubbles. This time twist the
bubble after the spacer bubble around the last bubble. Then a pinch twist
the middle bubble. Then repeat until you have five arms.
||Spacer, 3 bubbles, 1 and
3 are twisted together, then pinch twist the center balloon.
- Step 6--After
the last arm (5 total) wrap the last spacer round the first arm. Carefully,
force the air to the end of the balloon and make a little bubble. This is
the bubble you will break and let out the extra air.
Wrap the rest of the balloon around the first arm and tuck in between the bubbles.
You have just made your first star. A STAR has been born!
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