Making a Permanent Mark with Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Sharpie markers are the duct tape of the marker industry. The Sharpie permanent black marker is the truest sidekick to the professional balloon entertainer. Its smooth gliding tip flows effortlessly over a latex balloon, allowing the entertainer to quickly illustrate expressions and life like characteristics on a balloon animal. Using a simple black sharpie and … Read more

Balloon Entertainer Going Environmentally Green

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Going environmentally green is the new “in thing”, and everyone is doing it. The Costco Connection Magazine (July 2008, Col 23 No 7) a lifestyle magazine for Costco members, was dedicated to environmentally green ideas. ¬†What I found interesting was the magazine wasn’t printed on recycled paper nor did it ask you to recycle the … Read more

How to make balloon animals

This is the first video of 10 on how to make balloon animals. This opening video explains who I am, what you will need, and balloon safety instructions.   Introduction and Safety Notes   Each video will explain who I am and what balloon animal I’m going to teach. The first video clip demonstrates simple … Read more

Balloon Animals, How do you make them?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Many people are looking for instructions on how to make balloon animals.  One of the oldest web site and most popular sites for balloon animals is the kid’s page on mbd2.com.  There are basic instructions on how to make a balloon dog to a more complicated human face out of balloons.  The site now offers … Read more

What Does it Look Like?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was making balloon animals at a birthday party and the oldest kid there requested a M16 rifle. I’ve developed a way of getting out of making something that you normally don’t make by asking “What does it look like?” This way I can use some artistic license on the design, but to my surprise … Read more

Who Doesn’t Like a Sumo Wrestler?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was performing at the grand opening / customer appreciation of the National City Bank in Frankfort IL when a family came by and requested a balloon animal. The mom asked her son “What do you want?” he replied “A Sumo Wrestler”. “What? Why do you want that”exclaimed the mother. “Who doesn’t like a Sumo … Read more

How a Balloon Entertainer Can Confuse His Wife

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Step 1 – Become a Balloon Entertainer Step 2 – Work for the Chicago White Sox as a Balloon Entertainer Step 3 – Show her the following picture. Step 4 – She’ll ask “When where you at Wrigley Field” Step 5 – Explain again to her about your day at the customer appreciation day at … Read more

A Minute in the Life of a Balloon Entertainer

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

There are days that I can be entertaining a group of kids and all of a sudden a stench raises beneath my nose that can make a person’s eyes water. The foul smell immediately takes over all the fresh, clean breathing air. I try to make my twisting movements larger to generate a breeze, but … Read more

Copyright Infringement Negated if using Word FREE

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Over the years I have caught many people infringing on my copyrighted material and I’ve gone after all of these people. But today I found a blog that plagiarized my balloon dog instructions word-for-word and included the step-by-step images. I emailed her informing her that she was in violation of the copyright law that the … Read more

Choking on a Biodegradable Balloon

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I was googling the net and found this blog Green Sexy Balloons—Fun and Biodegradable? Now it’s common knowledge to balloon entertainers that latex twisting balloons are biodegradable and the manufacture tells us that a latex balloon will biodegrade as fast as an oak leaf. What I found interesting was the biodegradable information was part of … Read more