There is something about summer that just makes you want to hop on a motorcycle and cruise the open road, feeling free with the wind in your hair, bugs in your teeth leaving your worries behind you. This week we are going to give you a lesson on making a motorcycle balloon, although it has a few more steps than many one balloon creations it is not too difficult. The motorcycle does require one pop twist and softening the balloon is very important. So let’s hit the open road an learn to make a balloon hog.
*If you need to know how to do a pop twist, pinch twist or soften a balloon, refer to the “With a twist” article.
Step 1. Inflate a 260 of your color choice leaving about a 2″ tail and soften before tying.
Step 2. Make a 1/2 inch bubble.
Step 3. Pinch twist the bubble with the nozzle.
Step 4. Twist a bubble about 2″ long.
Step 5. Loop twist the bubble.
Step 6. Push the 1/2″ bubble into the center of the 2″ bubble, this creates the front tire.
Step 7. Twist another 2″ bubble.
Step 8. Next is another 1/2″ bubble.
Step 9. Pinch twist the bubble, this is the head light.
Step 10. Twist a 2″ bubble.
Step 11. You now will twist a series of 3 bubbles, 1″- 1/2″- 1″.
Step 12. Follow this chain with a 2″ bubble.
Step 13. Lock twist the two 2″ bubbles above the headlight twist, this make the handle bars. We will come back to finish these in a moment.
Step 14. Twist about a 1 1/2″ bubble.
Step 15. Next is another 1/2″.
Step. 16. Pinch twist this bubble, making the motor.
Step 17. Make a 2″ bubble.
Step 18. Now a 1″ bubble.
Step 19. Pinch twist the 1″ bubble, making the seat.
*You will be left with a long tail at this point, this will make the rear tire.
Step 20. Twist about a 1 1/2″ bubble.
Step 21. Loop twist the portion between the last bubble and the seat.
Step 22. Push the smaller bubble into the center of the loop twist making the back tire.
*Finish the handle bars.
Step 23. Pinch twist the two 1″ bubbles of the handle bars, rotate several times to keep them secure.
Step 24. Pop the center bubble and you will separate the handle bars.
Step 25. The motorcycle is now complete.
Although this may seem like a lot of steps, with a bit of practice you can make this balloon quite quickly. I make this balloon often for motor cycle riders, they always go nuts because you don’t think of a balloon twister making something as cool as this.