Sunday, March 3, 2013

How to make balloon ant

Materials: two balloons; an air pump; scissors and a permanent marker.

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

Twist the first soft two—inch bubble (Pic 2).

Lock both ends of the first bubble in one lock twist (Pic 3). This step is marked with arrows between points A and B on the scheme. You have made the head of the ant.

Twist the second one—inch bubble (Pic 4).

Twist the third soft one—inch bubble (Pic 5).

Lock both ends of the third bubble in one lock twist (Pic 6). This step is marked with arrows between points C and D on the scheme.

Twist the fourth two—inch bubble (Pic 7).

Twist the fifth soft one—inch bubble (Pic 8).

Lock both ends of the fifth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 9). This step is marked with arrows between points E and F on the scheme.

Twist the sixth six—inch bubble (Pic 10).

Lock both ends of the sixth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 11). This step is marked with arrows between points F and G on the scheme. The rest of the balloon is the seventh bubble. Cut off the seventh bubble and tie off the end. You have made the body of the ant.

We are going to use the part of the balloon that you cut off to make a pair legs. Fill it with some air (don’t make any bubbles in it) and tie off the end (Pic 12).

We need to make three pair of legs. So, use the second balloon to make two more pairs of legs (Pic 13 and 14).

Force the middle part of each pair of legs between bubbles of the ant body (Pic 15 through 18). I put one pair of legs between the second and the third bubble. The second pair of legs goes between the third and the fourth bubble.

And the third pair of legs goes between the fourth and the fifth bubble. Fix all bubbles and the legs in proper positions. Use the permanent marker to draw the face of the ant. The ant actually stands on its legs. Congratulations, you have made the ant. Have fun and happy twisting :)
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  1. One of the better ants I have seen. Thanks for posting.

    1. You just made my day! Thank you. Have fun and happy twisting :)