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Thursday, May 21, 2015



How To Make Your Own Balloon Animals

How To Make Your Own Balloon Animals


Have you ever been to a kids party where there is a clown who hands out balloon animals to the happy children? Those balloon animals look incredible and children love them. Well, you too can make these amazing balloon animals and you don't have to be a clown to do it.
All you need is some long balloons and a balloon pump. If you're a first timer, a Balloon Animal Sculpture Kit may help but once you've got the basics, it is really easy.
Your balloon animals will look very professional and kids will love you at every party. You can also save money hiring a clown. :) These lens shows you how you can make balloon animals. You do not need to be very creative to make balloon animals. Basic skills is all that is needed.
The image is my own. This balloon animal dog (or is it a mouse) was made for my boy and girl using the basic skills I learned from our Balloon Animal Kit. It looks professional don't you think? It's easier than you think. Try it!

What you'll need to make a balloon animal

1. #260 balloons
2. A balloon Inflator or Double Action Pump or a strong pair of lungs if you've got one
3. Marker pen to draw in the animal eyes etc
Step 1 - Get A Balloon Animal Kit

Here's What You Need To Make Your Own Balloon Animals And Sculptures For Kids Parties

You'll only need this once to pick up the basic skills and knots you need to make your own balloon animals

This is a basic Balloon Animals Starter Kit. You'll get instructions in the form of a booklet as well as video access.
It also comes with 90 balloons and an air pump. That's more than enough balloons for a kids party.

You only needed this kit once, after that all we needed was more balloons refills.

Balloon Twisting Instructions - How to tie a balloon knot for balloon sculptures




Step 2 - Learn how to tie a knot first

Once you have mastered the twisting and knot making, you can make just about anything you want, balloon animals, balloon swords, balloon flowers.
You can go to websites showing you how to tie a know but I prefer to see side by side video instructions on how to tie a balloon knot. You'll find plenty of those on YouTube. I'll show you some of them on this lens.
There is a lot of locking and twisting action.

Step 3 - Watch and Learn

That's all to it!

Watch Videos on YouTube to get ideas for different types of things you can sculpture with a balloon.
Then practice, practice, practice.
I was successful in just my third attempt. It is easy to make balloon animals that look amazing even if you have just learned the skill.

How to Make A Balloon Flower



When you make your own balloon animals...

You can entertain kids by singing, telling a story about the animals and more. When balloons go pop, make funny faces and sounds to help the little ones overcome their fear.
You can blow balloons and hand these to older kids to try their hand in balloon twisting and sculpting. They'll enjoy it!

Balloon Animal Poodle - This is my second attempt at Balloon Animal making


In my first attempt, the balloon burst! Be prepared for a lot of that when you are trying at first but you will soon get the hang of it.
This is my second try at making balloon animals. It is supposed to be a dog but I think it looks rather like a mouse. Somehow, the air ran out in the middle of its body!

How to Make A Balloon Animal Dog - This is how a balloon dog is supposed to look like.

Compare this to the balloon dog I made. Don't you think mine looks like a poodle or mouse instead?


Balloon Animals - Giraffe - My Third Attempt at making balloon animals. Success!


I made this Balloon Sculpture Giraffe after only 3 attempts at making balloon animals. It really is that easy.
You will need a marker pen to draw in the eyes and other parts of the animals to make it more realistic. That is the fun part actually.
Draw in the designs after you have finished with your balloon animal sculpturing.

If You Don't Want To Get A Balloon Animal Making Kit. You Can Get Just The Balloons

Here's A Video On How To Make A Balloon Animal Giraffe




When you've done the basic, you can then move on to more exciting sculptures - You can combine two or more balloons for a better effect


I made this balloon flower for my girl using three balloons and the balloon sword for my boy. It is easy to make and fun.



Balloon Pump
The most basic balloon animals would be the dog and giraffe which I tried. After you have mastered that, you can move on to other things like this balloon flower for girls or the balloon sword for boys.

If You Are Getting Just The Balloons, Don't Forget The Balloon Pumps

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