How to Make a Flower Balloon Animal

  • 01 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Intro

    Yellow and green balloon flower
    Wayne Kawamoto

    The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture. Note that this lesson is the first of two parts. Here I teach you how to make the petals of the flowers. In part two, you will learn how to make and add the stem.

    Materials: 

    Two 260 Balloons. You can use any color balloon for the petals and will probably want to use a green balloon for the stem.

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  • 02 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Inflate the Balloon

    yellow balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Inflate the balloon to about an inch from the end.
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  • 03 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Tie the Balloon

    Yellow balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Take the knotted end of the balloon and tie it to the tip of the balloon. I simply use a traditional square knot. You've created a loop out of the balloon.
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  • 04 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Begin the Petals

    Yellow balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Bring the knot of the ring towards the center of the balloon and twist the knot into it.
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  • 05 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Two Loops

    You've created two loops - something that looks like a bow tie. From here, I'll call the center of the balloon where the knotted end resides the "axis."
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  • 06 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Twisting the Axis

    Yellow flower balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Bring the center of one of the loops towards the knotted axis. Twist this center into the axis.
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  • 07 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Create Another Petal

    Balloon flower
    Wayne Kawamoto
    You will now have three loops, one large one and two smaller ones.
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  • 08 of 09

    Flower Balloon Animal - Twisting the Axis

    Yellow balloon flower
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Repeat with the larger loop. Bring the center of the larger loop towards the knotted axis and twist it into the axis.
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  • 09 of 09

    Flower Balloon - Finish the Petals

    yellow balloon flower
    Wayne Kawamoto

    You will now have a balloon animal with four loops. Straighten these out to form the petals of a flower. Move onto part 2 of the flower balloon animal to learn how to make and add the flower's stem.