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 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 Mermaid out of Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This is a fairly easy mermaid… but can be bigger than the child! Little girls LOVE it! Step 1. Inflate a red (or other hair colored balloon) 260 leaving about a 2″ tip. Make a small loop for her bangs followed by a pinch twist. Step 2. Inflate a skin toned 260 leaving about a … Read more

Recap of Day One: 100 Articles in October

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Boy the first day is the hardest.  Checking, double check, and even triple checking to make sure everything goes as planned.  I had enjoyed reading Patricia Bunnell How to Make a Rat with a Chef’s Hat, which is a great balloon design.  I think I will use it for my restaurant this Halloween, just remove … 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