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
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
- 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.
Step 7-- 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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