Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Balloon Rose




Supplies: a balloon, an air pump, scissors and plastic straw.
Inflate a balloon leaving about 16 cm flat tail.


Twist the first soft about 2-3 cm bubble.


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

Twist the second soft about 2-3 cm bubble. 

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

Twist the third soft about 2-3 cm bubble.

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

This top view.

Twist the next about 8 - 10 cm bubble.

Twist the next about 8-10 cm bubble. 

Lock both ends of the chain of the last two bubbles in one lock twist.

Twist the next about 8 - 10 cm bubble.
Lock the free end of the last bubble between the previous two bubbles.

Push the last bubble between the previous two, rolling the previous two bubbles at the same time around the last bubble.



I repeat this step with one of the previous bubbles as well to secure the lock.

We have made the simple rose of one balloon.
Here is the side view.

Here is the top view.

Squeeze the rest of the balloon to make it soft.


Force the rest of the balloon between two bubbles at the bottom of the flower.



Roll the rest of the balloon around the three small bubbles on the top of the flower forcing the rest of the balloon slightly between the top small and bottom large bubbles.







Complete the loop by rolling the rest of the balloon between the same two larger bubbles where you started.

Twist the last bubble at the bottom of the flower.

Force the rest of the balloon between any two large bubbles on the other side of the sculpture.

Here is the bottom view.

Here is the front view. 

Here is the top view.

Here is the back view.

Here is the bottom back view.

Cut off the rest of the balloon (use scissors or your hands).

Lock the end of the last bubble.
You have to force the flat end of the balloon between bubbles of the sculpture. 

Loop the end couple times between bubbles.

Here is the bottom view.

We have made the blossom!
Here is the front view.

Use a plastic straw (preferably green) to make a stem of the flower.


Force end of the straw between any two bubbles on the bottom side of the sculpture.

Congratulations! You have made one balloon rose!





You can use different color balloons to make this flower.
Flowers always look the best in a bouquet.


Have fun and happy twisting :)


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