Step 1: Inflate a 260 leaving a 3” tail, soften (see below) and tie.
|Step 2: You will be twisting a serious of 4 bubbles to make the head. Start with a 2” bubble-then a 1”-next a 1 ½” and finish with a 1” bubble.|
|Step 3: Make a lock twist at the two 1” bubbles.|
|Step 4: Bring the nozzle of the balloon into the lock twist you’ve made and do a pinch twist. This will be the monkey’s mouth.|
|Step 5: Ear twist the two 1” bubbles to complete the head.|
|Step 6: Make a ¾” bubble for the neck.|
|Step 7: Twist another series of bubbles for the arms: twist a 2” followed by three ½” bubbles and one more 2” bubble.|
|Step 8: Fold this group so that the 2” bubbles are side by side and lock twist under the neck bubble.|
|Step 9a: You will now perform what is called a “pop twist.” Make an ear twist at the two outer ½” bubbles, making sure to twist each one 4 to 5 times.|
|Step 9b: It should look as of the hands are holding a ball.|
|Step 9c: Now pop the center bubble, this will separate the arms leaving the ear twist as the hands.|
|Step 10: Twist a 3” bubble for the body.|
|Step 11: Twist one more string of balloons for the legs. Start with a 2” bubble then two ½” bubbles and one more 2”.|
|Step 12: Repeat step 8.|
|Step 13: The remainder of the balloon makes the tail but let’s add some style. Roll the tail over itself starting at the tip and roll toward the body and hold with slight pressure for a few seconds. This makes the tail curl.|
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Step 14: With a permanent marker draw a funny face on your monkey!
Banana BalloonHere is a bonus track for the Monkey Balloon, the Banana. This balloon couldn’t get any easier; you don’t even have to do a twist!
|Step 1: Inflate a yellow 260 about half way and release the air so it’s inflated to about 8” and tie.|
|Step 2: Tie a knot in the tail end so you have about a 1” tail and snip off the remainder of the tail above the knot.|
|Step 3: Also snip off the tip at the nozzle end.|
|Step 4: To curve the balloon simply fold in half and give it sleight pressure for a few seconds. Make sure to pinch off the tail so air does not go to that end.|
|Step 5: Color a small circle at the nozzle end of the balloon.|
|Step 6: Draw lines down the sides of your Banana for detail.|
|Step 7: Your Banana should look like this.|
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|Step 8: Okay, it really will look like this, but still pretty cool.|
Enjoy and have fun.
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