Thursday, March 26, 2015

Balloon beer mug





Dailymotion:

Supplies: balloons, an air pump, scissors.
We are going to make a beer mug in the same way as we did the caterpillar or dragonfly. In this example I am going to use clear balloon to make the mug. Inflate a balloon leaving about 7 - 8 cm flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the first about 20 cm bubble (Pic 2).

Lock both ends of the first bubble in one lock twist. The first bubble represents the bottom of the mug. Twist the second about 3 cm bubble. Twist the third bubble of the same size as the first bubble, about 18 cm (Pic 3).

Lock both ends of the third bubble in one lock twist (Pic 4).

Twist the fourth about 3 cm bubble. Twist the fifth bubble of the same size as the first bubble. Lock both ends of the fifth bubble in one lock twist (Pic 5).

Twist the sixth about 3 cm bubble. Twist the seventh bubble of the same size as the first bubble. Lock both ends of the seventh bubble in one lock twist (Pic 6). The seventh bubble represents the top of the mug. The rest of the balloon is the eighth bubble (Pic 6).

Lock both ends of the chain of the last five (the 4th through the 8th) bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 7). The eighth bubble represents the handle.

Inflate yellow balloon making at least 15 cm bubble. You can use scrap of yellow balloon. Push the air to the opposite end of the balloon (Pic 8).

Force the yellow balloon through the loops of all four large bubbles of clear balloon. First you have to force the round end of the yellow balloon through the loop of seventh bubble. And then you force the yellow balloon through the loop of the fifth, the third and the first clear bubbles. The round end of the yellow balloon should stay inside of the loop of the first clear bubble. Fix all clear bubbles close to each other. Then you have to twist the first yellow bubble. The free end of the first yellow bubble should stay inside of the loop of seventh clear bubble (Pic 9).

Now we are going to use a white balloon to make foam. Inflate white balloon leaving about 17 cm flat tail (Pic 10).

Tie nozzle of the white balloon to the free end of the yellow bubble. Cut off the rest of the yellow balloon (Pic 11).

Now we are going to twist a chain of about 2 - 3 cm long white bubbles and arrange them to represent the foam. You can make any number of white bubbles and fix them in desirable shape. In this example I made a chain of three white bubble. Lock both ends of the third white bubble in one lock twist (Pic 12).

Then I twist a chain of the next three white bubbles (Pic 13).

Lock both ends of the chain of the last five white bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 14).

I use the rest of the white balloon to make as many bubbles as I can. Every chain of the next 3 - 5 white bubbles I locked on top of the sculpture to shape foam (Pic 15 - 21). Congratulations, we have made the mug of beer!


Here is the bottom view of the mug (Pic 17). I like the round end of the yellow balloon at the bottom of the mug.  If for any reason you put the nozzle end at the bottom of the mug, then you should use scissors to cut off the nozzle. Otherwise the nozzle would visibly protrude from the bottom of the mug.





In the following example I use an yellow balloon instead of clear balloon to make the mug (Pic 22). And then I use a white balloon to hold large yellow bubbles of the mug together. Then I use the rest of the white balloon to make the foam on top of the mug. 

Use the white balloon to measure approximately the size of the mug from the first to the seventh yellow bubbles. Twist the first white bubble of this size. Twist the second soft about 2 -3 cm white bubble (Pic 23).

Lock both ends of the second white bubble in one lock twist (Pic 24). The second white bubble helps to keep the air inside of the first white bubble while you force it through loops of the yellow balloon. And later, you will attach bubbles of the foam to the second white bubble (Pic 24).

Force the first white bubble through the loops of large yellow bubbles starting from the seventh bubble (Pic 25).

The first white bubble should go through loops of all four large yellow bubbles. Fix yellow bubbles close to each other. Make sure the first white bubble stays inside of the loop of the first yellow bubble. The nozzle of the white balloon may protrude from the bottom of the mug (Pic 26). Later you can use scissors to cut off the nozzle of the white balloon. The second white bubble may protrude on top of the mug.

Use the rest of the white balloon to make a chain of any number of about 2 - 3 cm bubbles and lock them to shape foam (Pic 27 through 32). Congratulations, we have made the second mug of beer! This balloon sculpture is from category of balloons for adults (you may want to check other ideas). Remember to drink responsibly. Have fun and happy twisting :)






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