Basic Twisting Balloon Sculptures

Do you think that you can't make a variety of balloon animals just because you only know how to make the more basic ones like simple dogs? Well, worry no longer. You can take the basic dog and turn it into many different animals by simply varying the size and proportion of the bubbles that you twist and by changing the decorations slightly!

Dog: Here's the basic dog that most everyone knows. You can use it as a reference for making other animals.

Blow the balloon up almost completely, leaving approximately 3" to 4" uninflated. Tie the nozzle, and twist as follows:

Step I - twist three bubbles (about 2-3" each) for head (l) and ears (2 & 3), bring together and twist the ears onto the head bubble;

Step II - twist off three more medium-sized bubbles (about 3-4" each) for the neck (4) and legs (5 & 6), bring together and twist the legs onto the neck;

Step III - twist a long bubble (about 7") for the body (7) and two more bubbles for the back legs (8 & 9) (same length as the front legs), twist the legs onto the body, leaving a tail (10). Decorate eyes and mouth and nose with a Sharpie or other low alcohol marker.

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Note:The actual length of any of the bubbles for the dog, or any other of the following animals is not written in stone. Each balloon does not always blow up to exactly the same length, so twist your bubbles proportionate to the overall length so that you don't end up running out of balloon or have too much left over!

Ready for more....See More Advanced Balloon Animals.
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