Truth Behind Why A Balloon Stretch

PIcture of balloon animal balloon spread out uninflated

Wow, did the balloon get bigger or stretch out? Do you remember as a child inflating a balloon, and when you let the air out, the balloon stretched in width? This childhood memory is one reason why I think people assume stretching a balloon makes it easier to inflate.  I’ve seen this time-after-time at birthday … 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

Review of the Mini Balloon Apron

Mini Balloon Apron

Over the years, I have relied on the Mini Balloon Apron to hold my balloon scraps, but this mini apron has a couple of more advantages than just holding balloons.  Here’s a review of this great product that I’ve been using since 2000. Mini balloon apron pricing and availability at the mbd2.com balloon store.

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

Balloon Animals aren’t Corny

Balloon Animals - Corn, made by balloon artist Dale Obrochta

Balloon Animals Kids Favorites Over the last decades balloon animals have evolved from simplistic designs to an artistic media that is creativity limitless. The pallet of balloon colors is ever increasing along with size of the twisting balloons.  Ideas once dreamed of being created are now showing up on fashion runways and in art galleries. … Read more