Monday, March 9, 2015

3 leaf clover balloon hat




Dailymotion:

Materials: balloons, an air pump and scissors.
Basically we are going to make a flower stem with three leaves. And then we can attach it to a hat or make it as a bracelet. There are different ways to make almost every balloon sculpture, this one is not an exception. You may want to check a video instruction of my YouTube friend YouBalloonMan to see how the same flower can be done in different way. We will have to connect many bubbles in one lock. It would be easier to fix all bubbles in proper positions if you make the bubbles soft. For this reason you may want to inflate balloon leaving up to 7 cm flat tail. And then squeeze the balloon to leave about 2 cm flat tail. 

Fold the balloon to find the size of the first two bubbles. It should be about a quarter size of the balloon (Pic 2).

Twist the first and the second bubbles (Pic 3).

Lock all ends of the first and the second bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 4 and 5).


Twist the third bubble. You can make it the same or 5 - 10 cm longer than the first bubble (Pic 6).

Lock both ends of the 3rd bubble in one lock twist (Pic 7).

Twist the fourth and the fifth soft about 3 cm bubble (Pic 8).

Lock all ends of the fourth and the fifth bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 9 and 10). The rest of the balloon is the sixth bubble. It is the stem. Fix all bubbles in proper positions. Fix the longest leaf at the top of the sculpture.


 Congratulations, you have made the clover with three leaves. You can shape the leaves as you like (Pic 11).

We can use the clover as it is or attach it to different balloon sculptures, hats or bracelets. Let's make a simple hat. Inflate balloon leaving about 7 cm flat tail - I already know size of my head, otherwise I would inflate balloon more (Pic 12).

Use the balloon to measure size of the head. Twist the first bubble of the size of the head (Pic 13).

Lock both ends of the first bubble in one lock twist (Pic 14).

Twist the second and the third soft about 3 cm bubbles (Pic 15).

Lock all ends of the second and the third bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 16). The 2nd and the 3rd bubbles helps to keep the clover in fixed position. Cut off the rest of the balloon. We have made the simple hat. In the same way we can make a bracelet. You just have to measure the size of the first bubble by wrapping balloon around your arm.

Twist a small about 2 - 3 cm green bubble at the end of the stem.

Lock the small green bubble between bubbles of the hat (Pic 18 - 20). Congratulations, we have made the three leaf clover hat. Have fun and happy twisting :)




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