Butterfly Wing Balloon Hat

Posted by Russ Kennedy on

Butterfly Wing Balloon Hat

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Kids love big crazy balloon hats and we have a simple way to make a standard balloon hat really take off.

What you need:

Three 260 balloons: 2 of a matching color and one of a different color.

The Hat:

Step 1: Inflate the single 260 leaving about a 2 inch tail, soften and tie.

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Step 2. Make a 1 inch bubble at the nozzle end.

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Step 3 . Take a head measurement on your customer then make a lock twist at the segment where you measured, the hat is set for now.

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The Wings:

Step 1. Inflate one of the two remaining balloons leaving a 1 inch tail soften and tie.

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Step 2. Tie the tail and nozzle ends together creating a big circle.

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Step 3. At the top of the circle ( opposite the knot) place your finger at the halfway point and push down while creating a cradle with the other hand. This forms a U shape.

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Step 4. Grab this U portion with the cradle hand and squeeze while pinching the bottom of the segment with the opposite hand.

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Step 5. This forces the balloon to have a curve shape which should look like a heart.

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REPEAT THIS PROCESS FOR THE MATCHING BALLOON

Step 6. Tie these two balloons together at the nozzles.

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Attaching the wings:

Step 1. Place the joint of the wings near the top of the hat stem leaving 2-3 inches above the wings.

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Step 2. Fold the top of the balloon over the center point of the wings.

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Step 3. Clip the tail of the balloon and twist the segment around the tail 3 or 4 times.

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Step 4. Push the tail up through the loop of this wing segment and back through, this will lock the wings in place.

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Final tweak: Adjust the wings so you can see the heart shape from the front and your hat is complete.

 

 


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