How to Make A Balloon Hat – Argh Pirate Hat that is.

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, little boys LOVE a pirate hat and a quick sword! This one is a piece of cake. Inflate TWO black 260s leaving about a 1″ tip. Burp, tie off. Make about an 8″ loop on each of the balloons on the nozzle end. Put a loop … Read more

How to Make a Pencile out of Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This is a silly little pencil. It is great for a back to school type theme! Inflate the tip of a pink 360 about 1 to 2 inches. Fully inflate a Marigold or a Goldenrod 360 leaving about a 1″ tip. Tie the pink 360 on the nozzle end of the body of the pencil. … Read more

How to Make a Balloon Animal Butterfly

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I created this butterfly about 18 years ago. It was my very first creation! It is my favorite thing to make little girls… but some boys like it too! Inflate two 260s about 18″. Make two bubbles at the nozzle ends and twist together. Wrap around the child’s head. Twist together. Make 2 pinch twists. … Read more

How to Make a Balloon Animals Octopus

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

What fun! Children and adults LOVE this one! Inflate a Betallatex Doll Body about the size of a large grapefruit. Set aside. Inflate a white 5″ round about the size of a mandarin orange. Set aside. Spiral inflate 4 160s. Twist all of the 160s together in the center. Twist the white 5″ round in … Read more

How to Make a Huge Balloon Sword

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This mega sized sword has a HUGE impact, but is the easiest to make! Great for beginners… but even seasoned balloon artists will want to put this in their repertoire. fully inflate a 260. Also inflate a 160 all the way and give it a good burp. Wrap the 260 around the 360 and center … Read more

How to Make a Balloon Sword

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

These balloon instructions on how to make a balloon sword are for beginners. Step 1. Inflate two balloons leaving about a 1-inch tip. Step 2. Twist two small bubbles at the nozzle ends and spiral the balloons until you have about 12″ left. Step 3. Twist two small bubbles at the nozzle ends and spiral … Read more

How to Make a Rat with a Chefs Hat

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

These instructions assume that you have twisted a balloon before and know how to tie and do the basic twists.  If wording is unfamiliar check out the Glossary to help understand what is beginning described. Step 1. Make a basic hat base using a grey 260. Set aside. Step 2. Inflate a grey 260 about … Read more