Monday, February 25, 2013

Balloon dog


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Materials: a balloon, an air pump and a permanent marker. 



Inflate a balloon leaving a five—inch flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the first three—inch bubble starting as usual from the mouth/nozzle end of the balloon (Pic 2).

Twist the second two—inch bubble (Pic 3).

Twist the third two—inch bubble (Pic 4).

Lock both ends of the chain of the last two (the second and the third) bubbles in one lock twist. Fold the second and third bubbles together (Pic 5).

Hold the second and third bubbles in your left hand palm—up and the first bubble and the rest of the balloon in your right hand palm—down. You want to stretch the bubbles slightly apart when you twist them in any kind of twist (Pic 6). It reduces the friction between bubbles and prevents them from popping up.

Turn your right hand outward (Pic 7).

And force the free (unlocked) end of the 1st bubble between the 3rd bubble and the rest of the balloon (Pic 8).

Secure the lock twist by spinning the bubbles two more times. You have made the head of the dog (Pic 9). This step is marked with arrows between points A and B on the scheme.

The next bubble you twist to make the neck. Twist the fourth one—inch bubble. Hold the balloon in your left hand (palm—up) one inch from the head of the dog (Pic 10).

Put your right hand (palm—down) at the spot  you want to twist the fourth bubble (Pic 11).

Turn your right hand outward (Pic 12). Secure the twist with two turns.

You have made the fourth bubble (Pic 13). This is the neck.

The next two bubbles you twist make the front legs. Twist the fifth three—inch bubble (Pic 14).

Twist the sixth three—inch bubble (Pic 15 and 16).


Lock both ends of the chain of the last two (the fifth and the sixth) bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 17 and 18). This step is marked with arrows between points C and D on the scheme. You have made the front legs.



Twist the seventh three—inch bubble (Pic 19). It’s the body.

The next two bubbles you twist to make the rear legs. Twist the eighth three—inch bubble (Pic 20).

Twist the ninth three—inch bubble (Pic 21).

Lock both ends of the chain of the last two (the 8th and the 9th ) bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 22). This step is marked with the arrows between the points E and F on the scheme.

The rest of the balloon is the tenth bubble. It’s the tail. There is a flat tail at the end of the tenth bubble. Make the funny tail. Split the tenth bubble on two bubbles by squeezing the bubble in the middle with the fingers of your right hand (Pic 23). Make sure the air can’t pass between the tenth and 11th bubbles.

Force the air in the 11th bubble to the end of the flat tail by pumping the 11th bubble down to the 10th bubble (Pic 24).

You have made the funny tail (Pic 25).

Use the permanent marker to draw the face (Pic 26).

You may force a coin between legs of the dog to make the dog able to stand on any flat surface (Pic 27 through 30). Congratulations, you have made the dog. Have fun and happy twisting :)



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