Halloween Spider And

Use this braid to decorate a room, join the ends to make a gigantic hat, or join this braid with another three-balloon braid to make it longer. balloons. Make small bubbles at the end of each balloon and twist lock them together. To make the legs, fully inflate four bal-I loons and twist them together in the middle. On each leg twist an 8-inch (20-cm) bubble, then make a small bubble and ear twist it to make a knee.

Parrot

Inflate a balloon, leaving I about 8 inches (20 cm) free at the tail. Make a small bubble, then a medium bubble. Fold the medium bubble over and tie them together with the knot at the mouth end of the balloon. This is the head. Make two 5-inch (12.5-cm) bubbles. Twist lock them together. These are the wings. 2 Make a small-to-medium size bubble (parrot's body). Wrap the joint at the end of this bubble around the twist between the two 5-inch bubbles. The head, body, and wings are now in place. (...

Fancy House

You will need a huge amount of space, like a big backyard or a large basement, to fit this house. You will also need lots of patience, plenty of air, and at least twenty-five airship, or 350 specialty, balloons. To assemble this house, use the same construction technique as you did for the simple house (see pages 82-85). You might want to fully inflate the balloons beforehand. Using five balloons, make a small bubble at each end of the balloons and join them together. You'll get a pentagon, a...

Simple House

You will need a big room to fit this house, but it's worth the time and effort to make. Use seventeen 350 balloons. 1 Fully inflate all seventeen balloons. To make the base of your house, make a small bubble at the end of two balloons and twist lock them together. Continue connecting the ends this way with two more balloons until you have made a giant square. Attach a balloon to each corner of your square by making small bubbles and twist locking them together. These will form your 2 Use a...

Racing Balloon Ball

Make a small bubble (less than 1 inch) at the mouth end and twist it several times to be sure that the air is locked in. This bubble must be smaller than the width of the rest of the balloon. Push the bubble inside the balloon and grab it with your other hand. 2 As you pull your finger out, twist it to the side to break the small bubble off the balloon. This will pop the end of the balloon but leave the bubble intact. Twist and hook finger to the side when pulling out....

Teddy Bear

Balloon Twisting Bear

Inflate a balloon, leaving about 8 inches (20 I cm) free at the tail. For the head, twist a medium bubble for the nose and a small bubble for the back of the head. Then twist five bubbles medium, small, medium, small, medium and twist lock them to form a circle. Push the first bubble (nose) through the opening. The second bubble (back of the head) tucks into the hole of the ring. 2 Ear twist and lay flat the two small bubbles on either side of the head, as in Figure 4 of the cat project. The...

Basic Hat Frame

This frame can be used to create all kinds of silly headwear. Fully inflate a balloon. Starting from the I knotted end of the balloon, loosely wrap the balloon around your head (or a helper's head) to size it. Keep your hand on the spot where the knot touched the balloon. Make a small bubble at the knotted end and twist the bubble to the section of the 2 Make a small bubble at the tail end of the balloon. Fold over the balloon and wrap the bubble around the opposite end of the balloon. You now...

Silly Balloon Figures

Ask for a latex glove, instead of a toy, the next time you visit the dentist. These gloves make a great novelty balloon. Gather the opening of the glove together I to form a mouth. Blow up the glove and tie off the opening. You might need an adult's assistance, as this can be tricky. Use a marker to make a face. You can make the inflated glove look like a rooster, a spiky fish, or a silly person