Five Balloon Animals You Need to Know for Parties

If you want to entertain with balloon animals at a party, here are balloon animals that you need to know how to make quickly and effortlessly. A tip from the pros: Make samples ahead of time of the balloon animals that you know how to make, or display a card listing those that you can do. This way, kids can select the balloon animal that they want and a color and they won't ask for balloon animals that you don't know how to make.

  • 01 of 05
    Balloon dogs
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    The dog balloon is a fundamental sculpture in the art of balloon twisting and balloon animals. And once you know how to make a dog, you can make a giraffe, wiener dog and a mouse.
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    Two boys (5-7) playing with balloon swords, laughing, low angle view
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    Sword balloons are always a big hit at a party, especially among the kids. Here you'll find a collection of swords that range in difficulty and detail, along with step by step instructions and pictures to teach you everything that you need to know.

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    Lovely child smiling joyfully at camera
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    The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture.

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    Poodle balloon animal
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    The most difficult of the balloons on this page, the poodle balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal that is for those who have experience twisting balloons.​ This is an optional balloon that is a nice to have.

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    Boy wearing colored balloon hat
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    What's a party without fun hats? Here you'll find a collection of hats that you can make out of balloons. Some are simple and fast while others are more colorful and detailed. We provide step by step instructions and pictures. Another plus, party hats made from balloons are a very inexpensive way to provide hats for your guests.