Twist a Balloon Sword with Ease

  • 01 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Introduction

    Red balloon sword
    Wayne Kawamoto

    This is the basic sword balloon that is easy to learn and twist. You'll find that kids, especially boys, love these balloon animal swords. The main skill is the ability to create a fold twist.

    If you want to learn what I think is the best balloon sword, check out the instructions for our Ultimate Sword Balloon. 

    Materials:

    One 260 Balloon

    If you would like to view and learn an advanced technique for making this balloon sword, you can watch the instructional video here.

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  • 02 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Inflate the Balloon

    Green balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto
    Inflate the balloon leaving a one-inch tip.
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  • 03 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Begin the Handle

    Green balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Make a basic twist about five-inches from the beginning of the balloon. You will be bending the second segment of the balloon at about the three-inch mark to make a fold twist.

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  • 04 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Continue the Handle

    Twisted green balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Create a fold twist.

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  • 05 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Continue the Handle

    Green balloon twisted
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    You have just twisted one of the two "hand guards" for the sword.
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  • 06 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Continue the Handle

    Twisted green balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Twist a second fold twist the same size as the first one.

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  • 07 of 07

    Balloon Animal Sword - Finish the Sword Animal Balloon

    Kids playing with balloon swords
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    Straighten out the hand guards so they appear as those in the picture.

    You've twisted a balloon sword.

    If you would like to view and learn an advanced technique for making this balloon sword, you can watch the instructional video here.

    If you want to learn what I think is the best balloon sword, check out the instructions for our Ultimate Sword Balloon.