How to Make a Bulldog Balloon Animal

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Yes, this is made out of only one balloon. Think small. Think tiny bubbles. The first few times you try this, you will probably run out of balloon. That’s OK. You will get the proportions right. I cannot take credit for this creation. It’s an example of what you can learn when you share at … Read more

How to make Balloon Hat Basics

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I am not going to give you an extensive library of balloon hat ideas here. There are enough great balloon hat books and DVD’s already out on the market. You can also google balloon hat ideas and you will get a load of great ideas that you can incorporate into your own balloon hat art. … Read more

Christ on the Cross Pt2

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This is the continuation of Christ on the Cross Twist ten ½-1 inch bubbles. Connect at the first and tenth joints. Ear-twist the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th bubbles (Marked X). Divide the 5th and 7th ear twists in half. Pop the 6th bubble. Twist two 3 inch bubbles, two ½-1` inch bubbles, one 3 … Read more

Christ on the Cross Pt 1

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This is great for church services, vacation bible schools, Sunday Schools…anything to do with Christian ministry and teaching others about Christ. John Holmes has a multi balloon Christ on the Cross presentation that is just phenomenal. Get his video/DVD if you can find it. It’s awesome! This one will be done in two parts. The … Read more

The Basics Balloon Twists

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The Basics Twists With all the cool articles that are on here, here is a basic primer in the twists that are used in balloon sculpturing. Learn these, and you will be able to twist ANYTHING. It’s just a matter of combining these necessary twists in different combinations of size and with a different type … Read more

Kids Games that Involve Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Twister Games: Balloon Games For Fun! When you are entertaining at a party, there are a few games that you can use balloons to play. I have used these with kids of all ages, from 1-99 and they all have a blast! There’s just something about balloons and play that spark the human brain, no … Read more

How to make a Balloon Cocoon

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

(Caterpillar/Butterfly Body) Here’s a quickie for today. Simple and easy. Use it as a stand-alone or can use it as a butterfly body. I learned this one at one of the many conventions I used to attend. I can’t remember who taught it, but it is not my original. It’s a cool one. Enjoy! Inflate … Read more

Teachers Notes for Teaching Children to Twist Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Elementary School Teachers Notes: I have been an elementary school teacher since 1980, along with twisting and entertaining with balloons. Every spring, I teach my classroom how to twist balloons. I have taught, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders some basic twists but also some of the corny lines that go along with them. The lessons … Read more