The Secret of Inspiration, where does it come from? A Balloon Artist Perspective

Balloon Animal Doggie

A crazy little TikTok song/story was the inspiration of this balloon animal design that I would have never thought of making in my life. The story goes… There once was a man with no arms, who was chased by a bunch of bees. He jumped into a lake, then climbed over two mountains were he … Read more

Making A TikTok Video, The Balloon Artist Story

TikTok-The_IntrOvert

Tap the app TikTok, and you see the wacky, off the wall, choreographed videos that use all the tricks of a small motion picture company.  Kids spend hours watching and even more time learning, memorizing, and producing these 15-second videos. I figured, what the heck, I would give it a try. To my surprise, I … Read more

Fun – Simple – Must Know – Elf Sword For The Holidays

A Fun Elf’n Sword Frustrated with kids bugging me for swords during the Christmas party, I developed this quick and easy Elf sword. It all started when I was hired to entertain kids at a company Christmas party.  Like many parties, the kids outnumbered the entertainers, and I brought in reinforcements to ensure the kids … Read more

Learn How To Make A Princess Sword

The Princess Sword Mashup Sarah looks up at me very excited and asks for a unicorn, followed by her two older brothers asking for swords. Full combat sets forth, and Sarah looks at her brothers, and the excitement drains from her face as she realizes she really wants a sword. This is not the first … Read more

How to Make Unicorn Heads

Girls love unicorns, and over the years, I’ve made many different types using different balloons. Today, I share several unicorn head styles using hearts, LOL, and the standard 260 balloons. Over the years, I have learned that you don’t have to get too detailed with unicorns as long as the head is detailed and the … Read more

Today, I’m sharing a quick way to make a unicorn horn

Unicorn, after Unicorn, after Unicorn… that’s all I make when surrounded by a group of little girls. Over the years, I looked for shortcuts to making unicorns, just because they are a crowd favorite, and if you can save a step or two…you’ll get more balloon figures produced in a given time. Watch this video … Read more

Simple Balloon Design, Creates Big Impact.

Balloon Decoration made by balloon artist, Dale Obrochta

When I have time, I peruse the Internet looking at pictures and on this on particular evening while waiting for my son to fall asleep, I saw a picture posted by an Asian balloon artist. What caught my eye was the weave in the middle of the flower. It reminds me of a pattern that … Read more

Putting A Twist on Captain America’s Shield

Captian America shield, made out of twisting balloons - by balloon artists Dale Obrochta

It was a very nice treat to look on Facebook and see all the people working on the Captain America’s Shield. I was especially happy to see a good friend Gerry Giovinco, AKA Captain Visual, took my basic instructions to another level. I admired Gerry’s work and his view on designing balloon figures. I can … Read more

Top 3 Questions Asked by Beginner Balloon Entertainers

In this three part article, I will be addressing the top 3 questions asked by beginning balloon entertainers. In part 1 of 3, I will be discussing balloon stuffing. Question 1.  What do you use to stuff a balloon inside a balloon? Answers:  An elastrator, stuffing tube, force insertion, pre-inflation, The Magic Pipe, Conwin Insider … Read more

Quick and Impressive Ghost for Halloween

For years, I have been making a Ghost for Halloween and this year I have modified it to be able to make it faster, while still keeping the wow factor in the design. Use one 350 white balloons and inflate it halfway. In the center of the balloon, I make two pinch twists. The pinch … Read more