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 would not be waiting all day for a holiday balloon figure.
As I twisted, I saw out of the corner of my eye, my partner for the day was making swords. It puzzled me as I contacted him for this event because of his balloon twisting skills. The client specifically hired me because of the cool balloon figures I make and requested specifically for holiday balloon designs.
Out of the corner of my eye, I could see another basic sword being made and distributed.
The whole illusion of holiday balloons was slowly deflating as my partner went rogue and transformed a holiday event into pumping out swords at a reckless abandonment rate. It was impressing to watch. He mouth inflated and cranked out swords like breathing air. Effortlessly.
The realization set in that day, entertainers are not alike. Some are creative, some are quick, some are slow, yet others are clever to understand why they were hired and know how to keep a theme on track.
If you’re faced with a Christmas party this year and a little one asks for a sword… be the clever entertainer and make them an Elf’n Sword.
Here’s the step-by-step tutorial on how to make an Elf’n Sword.
Since I uploaded this video, I’ve seen where entertainers are flipping the Elf’n Sword upside down and creating wands from this design.
Clever entertainers thinking outside of the box improves the industry and I applaud those who are clever. Be clever this year!