New Christmas Elf Balloon Hat

Elf Balloon Hat, balloon artist Dale Obrochta balloon instructions

The elf balloon hat is one of my favorite holiday hats to make as it is visually eye-catching, easy to make, and people love the design. If you’re a balloon artist, you have to add this to the holiday balloon designs list. Skill level I would rank the elf balloon hat as an intermediate design, … Read more

YouTube Conundrum: Where Did It Originate

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I am not 100% sure, but I think it was my father who taught me that 2 + 2 = 4. However, I could have learned it from a book. My son has beginner math books and constantly surprises me with new things he has learned. I know that E=mc2 was derived by the twentieth-century … Read more

Recipe for Balloon Figure Suzie Snowflake

Suzie Snowflake

Recipes – the step-by-step procedure to make something is associated with cooking.  These steps are either very simple or befuddling with coded symbols only people with cooking experience would quickly distinguish between Tbsp and tsp.  Many times, you start the process just to learn at the very end that you need one more ingredient, which … Read more

I want to be a Balloon Entertainer

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How to Become a Balloon Entertainer Sitting in my inbox was a letter asking for help on how one gets started entertaining. “By that, I mean, get a gig at a library or a walk-a-round entertainer.  What do you do/say to get started?” signed Silver Sister. Many entertainers start by working with other established entertainers, … Read more

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 Balloon Flower Tulip

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This flower is made from a Betallatex Small Bear Head as shown below. Small Bear Head Inflate the Bear Head about the size of a large grapefruit. Pinch off a bubble on one of it’s ears about the size of a golf ball. Twist the golf ball bubble in half and twist both half around … 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 it. … Read more

How to Make a Rat with a Chefs Hat

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

These instructions assume that you have twisted a balloon before and know how to tie and do the basic twists.  If wording is unfamiliar check out the Glossary to help understand what is beginning described. Step 1. Make a basic hat base using a grey 260. Set aside. Step 2. Inflate a grey 260 about … Read more

How to make balloon animals

This is the first video of 10 on how to make balloon animals. This opening video explains who I am, what you will need, and balloon safety instructions.   Introduction and Safety Notes   Each video will explain who I am and what balloon animal I’m going to teach. The first video clip demonstrates simple … Read more