Pumpkin Balloon

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Pumpkin Balloon
Pumpkin Balloon

Pumpkin Balloon

As the fall draws closer we clowns, balloon twisters and face painters are as busy as a bee. Here is a fun pumpkin balloon to add to the mix.

What you will need: 260 balloons = 1 orange and 1 green. Also a 5″ round orange balloon.

Twisting the outside:

Step 1. Inflate the orange 260 leaving about a 2″ tail, soften and tie.

Step 1.

Step 1.

Step 2. Make 3 bubbles approximately  8″ in length .

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Step 2.

Step 3. Place the 2nd and 3rd bubbles side by side and lock twist at the 1st bubble.

Step 3.

Step 3.

Step 4. Bring the long tail of the balloon up to the 2 bubble segment and  measure a bubble the same length, now twist above this point.

Step 4.

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Step 5. Roll this bubble through the 2 bubble segment, this will lock the 3 together.

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Step 5.

*You now have divided the balloon into 5 bubbles equal in length, 3 bubble group in the center and a bubble on either end.

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Step 6. Bring the bubble with the nozzle along side this 3 balloon segment and tie the nozzle into the joint. You now have a 4 bubble shell and one bubble at the end.

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Step 7. Bring the last bubble along side the group, wrap the end of the last long bubble into the joint.  If this bubble is a bit longer than the others, snip the end let a little air out and tie.  

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Step 7.

Step 8. Roll this bubble into the group.

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Step 8.

Step 9. Place hands at both ends of this shape and push inward to help round out your pumpkin.

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Step 9.

The Center:

Step 1. Inflate your 5 ” balloon to about the size of a baseball and tie. Or you can slide the balloon inside the pumpkin frame and inflate to a perfect match.

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Step 2. Place the round balloon inside your pumpkin, make sure nozzle is to one end and loop the nozzle into the joint of the outer shell.

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Step 2 b.

Step 2 b.

The stem:

Step 1. Inflate the green 260 to just about 5 ” and tie.

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Step 2. Make three small pinch twists.

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Step 2.

Step 3. Tie a knot above the last bubble and snip off tail.

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Step 3.

Step 4. Bend the top of stem down to the pinch twist joint and give a little squeeze, this will give a slight curve to the stem.

Step 4 a.

Step 4 a.

Step 4 b.

Step 4 b.

Step 5. Wrap the nozzle of the round balloon around the pinch twists to secure stem.

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Step 5.

This will complete your balloon creation.


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