- 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.
- Step 1--Blow
up the balloon three quarters of the way.
- Step 2--Start
at the beginning with the knot and twist a 1 to 1 1/2 -inch bubble or
1 or 2 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.
- Step 3--While
holding on to the twisted balloon, make another bubble 4 to 5 fingers
in size. This will be the side of the neck. Do not let go.
- Step 4--Make
another balloon bubble the same size. This is the other side of the
neck. Look at the picture.
- Step 5--Twist
balloon joints A & B together twist 2 or 4 time 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
- Step 6--Now
for the neck. Push the body of the Cobra in between the two large twisted
a lot of balloon left over? That is the tail. Bend the Cobra's body
to form the S shape.