Sunday, May 7, 2017

Horse of balloons





Supplies: balloons, an air pump and scissors.
Inflate a balloon leaving about 8 cm flat tail.

Twist the first about 8 cm bubble.
It is the head of the horse.

Twist the next about 2-3 cm bubble.

Lock both ends of the last bubble in one lack twist.

Twist the next about 10 cm bubble.
It is the neck.

Twist the next about 3 cm bubble.

Lock both ends of the last bubble in one lock twist.

Twist a chain of the next two about 12-13 cm bubbles.

Lock both ends of the chain of the last two bubbles in one lock twist.
We have made the front legs.

Twist the next about 12 cm bubble.
It is the body.
Twist the next about 2-3 cm bubble.

Lock both ends of the last bubble in one lock twist.

Twist a chain of the next two about 12 cm bubbles.

Lock both ends of the chain of the last two bubbles in one lock twist.
We have made the rear legs.
The rest of the balloon is the tail.

Bend the last bubble to shape the tail.

Use scissors to cut off the nuzzle of the balloon.

I am going to use another balloon to make the mane and the halter or hackamore.
Inflate second balloon making about 20 - 30 cm bubble.

Twist a chain of the first two about 2- 3 cm bubbles.

Lock all ends of the first two bubbles in one lock twist.

Lock the first two bubbles of the second balloon with the second bubble of the first balloon.



Hold the second balloon alone the neck bubble to measure size of the next bubble.
It should be about the same or a bit longer than the neck bubble.

Twist the next bubble of the second balloon.

Lock the free end of the last bubble of the second balloon with the base of the neck bubble.

Cut off nicely the rest of the second balloon.

We have made the horse with the mane.

Pull the rest of the deflated second balloon between the neck and the long mane bubbles.


Loop the rest of the second balloon around the neck bubble. 
Tie both ends of the rest of the second balloon. 
Trim the ends of the second balloon with scissors.

Hide the knot between the neck and the mane bubbles.
We have made the halter.

Pull the end of the first bubble of the first balloon in the loop of the halter.
Congratulations! We have made the horse.

It looks better if we twist the legs.

Twist each pair of legs.

We have made the walking horse!

He is the front view.

The horse looks the same from both sides.

Have fun and happy twisting :)

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