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 foot ball 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.
up the balloon three quarters of way.
at the beginning with the knot and twist a 3 to 3 1/2-inch bubble or
4 or 6 fingers wide. Make sure you hang on to both ends of balloon,
otherwise it will untwist. Twist it around 2 or 3 times. 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.
holding on to the twisted balloon, make a bubble 4 to 5 fingers in size.
This will be the top side of the wing. Do not let go.
another balloon bubble the same size. This is the bottom side of the
wing. Look at the picture.
balloon joints A & B together twist 2 or 4 times all the way around.
The balloon will not break, and they will stay together.
yours looks like this very good; if not, try it again practice makes
repeat steps 3-5 to finish the wings of the air plane.
Does it look
body of the air plane will be 4 to 5 fingers wide. To make the tail
wings of the air plane, make 2 - 2 1/2 inch bubbles. These are
made just like the wings, except they are smaller. You will create
a top and bottom tail wing. The tail wings are twisted into the
body of the air plane. Once finished with one tail wing, make
the other side the same way.
The left over balloon is used for the tail
of the air plane, Twist the tail up in between the tail wings.
Should look like the views below,