Tutorials for Making Balloon Animals

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Here you'll learn how to make and twist balloon animals, ranging in difficulty from beginner to intermediate. You'll be the hit of your next party! If you're just starting out to learn to make balloon animals, you will find this video informative. This video offers helpful tips to get you past common stumbling blocks and difficulties that beginners often encounter.

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    The dog balloon is a fundamental sculpture in the art of balloon twisting and balloon animals. Many animals balloons such as the deer and giraffe are variations on the dog balloon. And you'll find that the basics that you master when twisting a dog balloon, will apply to more difficult balloon sculptures.

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    Easy to learn and make, sword balloons are a big hit with everyone, especially the kids. Here you'll find instructions and pictures that take you step by step through the process of making a variety of balloon swords. The balloons range in difficulty from those that are quite easy to those with more detail.

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    Want to make a flower out of balloons? You can learn several variations here. The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture and there are further variations on these that are linked from within the instructions.

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    Here are the cutest and cuddliest balloon animals that are certain to garner "oohs" and "ahhs." Learn to make these, and you'll be a hit at any event or party.

     

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    Something that adds a festive touch to any event is the addition of balloon hats. If you've never made a balloon hat, you'll find detailed instructions as well as pictures that show you how. And we also teach several variations. Some are fast and easy, while others are colorful and detailed. You'll find balloon hats to be an inexpensive way to add some fun to an event. And for kids, you can combine a balloon hat with a sword.

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     This tiger balloon animal is so cute that once you begin making one, more requests will follow. You can make it in different colors as well as breeds: cheetah, leopard, lion, etc. Note that you will need to be experienced before tackling this one.

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    Here's a crowd-pleaser that deserves a spot in your repertoire. It's a monkey balloon animal. This one is not only fun and whimsical, it's cute and offers lots of opportunities for customization. This one is well worth learning and it's actually not difficult for beginners.

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    Balloons based on transportation: planes, helicopters, cars, motorcycles and such, are always popular with the kids. In this collection, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to make a wide variety of these types of balloons. And with some, you will find instructions on how to add eyes to add "character."

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    What kid doesn't like dinosaurs? With this collection of dinosaur balloon animals, you can make decorations for a kid party or kid-themed event. Or you can make these to hand out so kids can admire and take them home.

     

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    Twisting a giraffe balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. In fact, a giraffe, in the balloon world, is pretty much just a dog balloon with a long neck. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can twist a giraffe.

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    Here's a collection of romantic balloons that you can learn to make for that special someone or occasion. These balloons are perfect for Valentine's Day or any day.

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    Here's a collection of birds that you can make out of balloons. They vary in difficulty, but whether you want to make a swan, turkey, love bird or more, you'll find detailed step-by-step instructions here.

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    Here's a cute teddy bear balloon animal that's sure to be a hit at your next party. The fun thing about the teddy bear is that it's versatile and can be customized in various ways. Learn how to make this balloon animal through my step-by-step instructions and video.

     

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    Here's a balloon animal that will prove to be quite popular. It's an elephant that appears to be right out of a circus. This is an intermediate balloon animal sculpture.

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    Learn how to make the most fearsome and best-known dinosaur of all: the Tyrannosaurus Rex (aka T.Rex, T-Rex or "Sharp Tooth"). This is an impressive-looking balloon that always receives compliments and it's one of the few that can actually stand on its own when it's set on a table. You'll find this one particularly popular with the kids.

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    Kids love sword balloons and they'll love sabers that look as if they have come out of their favorite space movie. Yes, these balloon swords were inspired by "light sabers" from the "Star Wars" movies. With just balloons, kids can have fun pretending to be in a place far, far, away.

     

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    Here's a cute dinosaur balloon animal that's roughly based on a brontosaurus or apatosaurus. Kids will love this one, but the boys will go crazy over it.

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    Here's a cute parrot balloon animal complete with his own perch that you can make out of a single balloon. It's not difficult and has lots of personality.

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    Here's a heart balloon with swans that may just be the most romantic balloon animal around. Learn how to make it here.

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    Here's a balloon animal that you can make in the shape of a horse. As you may suspect, the balloon animal horse is a variation on the balloon animal dog. Among balloon animals, this relatively easy and simple balloon animal is great for beginners and novices and kids will love it.

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    Here's a balloon animal that will prove to be quite popular. It's an elephant that's complete with his own trunk and ready to be part of the herd.

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    Here's an easy balloon animal, a ladybug made of balloons that may be worn on the wrist.

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    Here’s a balloon animal that you can make in the shape of a unicorn. Among balloon animals, this relatively easy and simple balloon animal is great for beginners and novices and kids will love it.

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    Here's an easy balloon animal, a tiny turtle made of balloons that may be worn on the wrist.

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    Here's a festive and colorful balloon that can work as a decoration at a party or a favor that guests can carry around. Check out this balloon if you want to join the lollipop guild.

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    A regal swan comes to life in this balloon animal sculpture. It's not all that complicated, but it takes some work to get the proportions correct.

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    Here's a different balloon sword that is drastically different from other sword balloons and balloon animals. This one is actually among the easiest balloon sculptures to make. If you're a beginner, this is probably one of the first balloons you should attempt.

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    Here's a turtle balloon that you can make that's complete with its shell.

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    The poodle is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal that is for those who have experience twisting balloons. A cool detail is a bubble at the end of the poodle's tail.

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    Twisting a rabbit or bunny balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can twist a bunny. Again, it's all about proportions.

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    Here are instructions to make a balloon animal in the shape of an alligator. Among balloon animals, this relatively easy and simple balloon animal is great for beginners and novices and kids. You'll find that this animal balloon can have "teeth."

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    Here's a variation on the basic sword balloon. You'll find this one to be sturdier and more detailed than the basic balloon sword.

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    Twisting a wiener dog balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can twist a wiener dog. As it is with real life dogs, with balloons, it's all about proportions.

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    Here's a cute pair of love bird balloon animals that's made out of a single balloon that is perfect for Valentine’s Day or that special occasion. This balloon animal sculpture works great as something to hand out, as well as a decoration.

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    Here are festive balloon animals for Christmas that include wreaths, reindeer, a snowman and more. Use these as balloon animal giveaways or as fun decorations for the holidays.

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    Here's a fun pumpkin that is made from balloons that make a great Fall or Halloween decoration. If you like, you can draw a Jack-O-Lantern face on it. It's rather involved so it's probably not practical for twisting for kids at events, but it looks great on a shelf.