Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to make balloon mosquito

Supplies: balloons, an air pump, a permanent marker.
Inflate a balloon leaving about 10 cm flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the first and the second bubbles of about 15 cm each or about one fifth length of the balloon (Pic 2). 

Lock all ends of the first and the second bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 3). We have made rear pair of wings.

Twist the third and the fourth bubbles leaving about 7 cm bubble at the end of the balloon (Pic 4).

Lock all ends of the third and the fourth bubbles in one lock twist (Pic 5). We have made the front pair of wings. At this point our sculpture looks like a four petals flower, a bow, a butterfly or even as a hummingbird.

We have to split the rest of the balloon on two (the fifth and the sixth) bubbles of the same size. You have to pinch the free end of the sixth bubble to prevent inflation of the flat tail (Pic 6).

Lock all ends of the fifth and the sixth bubbles in one lock twist . We have made a pair of eye bubbles. Fix all bubbles in proper positions (Pic 7 - 8). Congratulations, we have made the mosquito. The real mosquito should have only one pair of wings. However, I like this balloon sculpture with two pairs of wings. 

We can use a permanent black marker to draw the eyes (Pic 9 - 11). In this example I used a red balloon to make a blood socking mosquito.

We can use different color balloons to make the same balloon sculpture. Here is an example of mosquito made of a clear balloon (Pic 12 - 13).

There is always more than one mosquito (Pic 14).

You can make about thumbnail size bubble at the very end of the flat tail to make this blood sucker look different (Pic 15 -16). 

On this picture you may see the swarm of mosquitoes (Pic 17).

One blood sucker talks to another (Pic 18).

You may use different color (purple, dark green and etc.) balloon to make a fly (Pic 19).
Have fun and happy fly swatting :)

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