The best way, in fact the only real way to develop a new balloon creation is to play around and experiment. While working a Dr. Seuss themed party, I was making all kinds of fun curly and twisty balloon creations. One balloon was a flower using the geo blossom and a 260, making the stem in the spiral like we did for the Spring Flower Balloon. While assembling one or these flowers it struck me that this balloon needed a face, so I created the Blooming Idiot, or Clown Flower balloon.
|Step 1: Inflate a 6 inch geo blossom fully to get your flower shape.|
|Step 2: Inflate a 260 for the stem leaving about a 2” tail.|
|Step 3: Pull the tail of the 260 through the center of your blossom balloon approximately 6” and force air to the tail.|
||Step 4a: Twist a bubble at least 2’’ for the nose.|
|Step 4b: Twist two 1" pinch twists for the eyes. I find the pinch twist allows the face to lay better than regular 1” bubble.|
|Step 5: Pull the 260 back through the blossom so that the nose and eyes sit flush.|
|Step 6: On the other side of the blossom, make another 1” pinch twist approximately 2” inches down form the base of the blossom balloon. This will allow the face to look forward.|
||Step 7: Do the 'S' fold twist for the petals.|
|Step 8: Draw a cool face on your balloon with your sharpies and you are done.
This is what I call the Blooming Idiot, enjoy!