Sunday, April 5, 2015

Balloon treble clef





Dailymotion:

Supplies: balloons, an air pump, scissors, sewing thread, clear sticky tape.
Inflate a balloon leaving about 10 cm flat tail (Pic 1).

Twist the first about 15 cm bubble. Twist the second and the third about 3 cm bubbles (Pic 2).

Lock all ends of the second and the third bubbles in one lock twist. Twist the fourth about 13 cm bubble. Later we are going to split the fourth bubble on two bubbles. Twist the fifth and the sixth about 3 cm bubbles (Pic 3).

Lock all ends of the fifth and the sixth bubbles in one lock twist. Twist the seventh about 6 cm bubble. Twist the eighth and the ninth about 3 cm bubbles (Pic 4).

Lock all ends of the eighth and the ninth bubbles in one lock twist. Twist the tenth about 15 cm bubble. Make sure the rest of the balloon is about 10 cm or longer than the tenth bubble. Twist the eleventh about 3 cm bubble (Pic 5).

Lock both ends of the eleventh bubble in one lock twist. The rest of the balloon is the twelfth bubble (Pic 6).

Lock both ends of the chain of the last three (the tenth through the twelfth) bubbles in one lock twist. You can bend the first bubble to shape it properly (Pic 7).

Inflate the second balloon leaving about 5 cm flat tail (Pic 8).

Twist the first and the second about 3 cm bubbles (Pic 9).

Lock all ends of the first and the second bubbles in one lock twist. Split the fourth bubble of the first balloon on two bubbles. Make the lowest bubble about 1/3 length -about 5 cm in this example, and the upper bubble about 2/3 length - about 8 cm in this example (Pic 10).

Lock the second balloon between the fourth bubbles of the first balloon. Bend the second balloon to make a semicircle toward the fifth bubble of the first balloon. Measure the size of the third bubble of the second balloon and twist it. It's about 18 cm in this example (Pic 11).

Lock the free end of the third bubble of the second balloon between the fifth and the sixth bubbles of the first balloon (Pic 12).

Bend the second balloon to make a semicircle toward the third bubble of the first balloon. Measure the size of the fourth bubble of the second balloon. Make sure you have enough balloon left to make a semicircle toward the eighth bubble of the first balloon. Twist the fourth about 30 cm bubble of the second balloon (Pic 13).

Lock the free end of the fourth bubble of the second balloon between the second and the third bubbles of the first balloon (Pic 14). The rest of the second balloon is the fifth bubble.

Bend the fifth bubble of the second balloon to make a semicircle toward the eighth bubble of the first balloon. Measure and twist the fifth bubble of the second balloon (Pic 15).

Lock the free end of the fifth bubble of the second balloon between the eighth and the ninth bubbles of the first balloon. Cut off the rest of the second balloon. Fix all bubbles in proper positions. Congratulations, we have made the balloon musical symbol treble clef (Pic 16). We can use it as it is.

Also, we can attach the symbol to other balloons using sewing thread and clear sticky tape (Pic 17 and 18). We can attach the balloon sculptures to a wall or suspend it in the air using the same sticky tape and sewing threads. Have fun and happy twisting :)


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