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

No Clowning around in these 10 Articles, Only How to Instructions

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Bunnell not only makes many hats, she wears many, as well. She is a balloon twister, clown, face painter, henna and airbrush tattoo artist, and producer of DVD’s with her company, My Friend and I Productions. (www.myfriendandiproductions.com ) “I got started in balloon twisting when I saw someone at the Seattle Center twisting balloons and … Read more

10 Balloon Animal Instructions coming in October

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This October, Dale’s Blog, will be posting 100 articles by professional entertainers and educators.  Included in these 100 articles will be 10, if not more, how to articles on making balloon animals.  That is what  l can share so far, because many of the articles are still in the developmental process. Now, you are now  … Read more

Entertainer Misses Kid’s Birthday Party

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Oops, I missed another family birthday party.  Not on purpose–I was working.  My relatives have learned not to expect me at family events when it is on a weekend. They know that I will be performing my comedic balloon entertainment somewhere in Chicago and neighboring communities.  My wife, Michelle, will mark off dates on my … Read more

Balloon Animal Entertainer Uses a Gravatar to Band Products and Services into Blog Posting

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

I am amazed at how many entertainers miss the opportunity to brand themselves or an image to a blog post or comment.  Many times, when skimming through blogs, I will recognize a gravatar and immediately I know who made the post. Branding an image to the person allows readers, like me, to know if it … Read more

Developing and Designing Balloon Animals

It was a quiet day at the restaurant where I perform by comedic balloon entertainment, so I used the slow evening to create this fire breathing Dragon.  A little girl was watching, and when I was done, guess who got it? Here is a side view of the Dragon.  It is never easy to take … Read more

Improving upon My Arsenal of Balloon Animal Designs that are Cute Looking

My goal is simple–to keep improving upon my balloon designs. Which by the way, is a never ending task.  Lately, I have been experimenting with new styles and find tuning some of my older balloon animal designs. I’m taking new designs and applying body, head styles and features to things I normally make at birthday … Read more

It not Child Abuse, its Entertainment

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

It was a busy Wednesday night at Aurelio’s pizza in Griffith Indiana.  I was circulating the dining room entertaining the local families with balloon animals when I came upon a family of four.  The mom was correcting her child for his overzealous behavior of antagonizing his sister.  I walked over to the table to see … Read more

OMG, Make up your Mind and Pick Something

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

It never fails, during a marathon of line twisting, just me, my balloons, and what seems to be 1,000 kids with semi-patient parents all waiting for a balloon animal; I will get a well groomed child who when ask what they want, will give me the dreaded blank stare. Their eyes glaze over with a … Read more

Balloon Entertainer Breaks more Balloons, while Creating Fewer Balloon Animals, and Still People Hire Him

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

“Did you just break that balloon?” is a comment from a guest attending a 1st birthday party. “Yes, I did” is my reply. In fact, it seems I cannot make a balloon animal nowadays without breaking a balloon. It is ironic that the more skilled I become at twisting balloons animals, the more efficient I … Read more