Step by Step Guide to Balloon Flower Sculpture

  • 01 of 09

    Introduction - Fast Flower Balloon Animal

    If you already know how to make a basic flower balloon animal, here’s how the pros quickly make the petal portion of a flower balloon. Note that this technique is an advanced one that requires lots of practice and considerable hand strength.

    Materials

    One 260 Balloon.

    I’m only going to teach how to make the petals of the flower balloon animal here. I’ll assume that you already know how to make the stem out of a green balloon, as explained with the basic flower balloon.

    Watch a video to learn the...MORE advanced technique to make a flower balloon here.

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  • 02 of 09

    Inflate the Balloon for the Flower Balloon Animal

    Inflate the 260 balloon leaving at least a one-inch tip.

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  • 03 of 09

    Create a Loop for the Flower Balloon Animal

    Tie the nozzle to the end of the balloon, creating a loop.

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  • 04 of 09

    Make the First Twist for a Flower Balloon Animal

    Holding the loop in half, twist the top third of the loop.

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  • 05 of 09

    Create a Second Twist for the Flower Balloon Animal

    Make another twist at the two thirds mark.

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  • 06 of 09

    Fold the Segments on Top of Each Other for the Flower Balloon Animal

    Fold the twisted portions of the balloons on top of each other.

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  • 07 of 09

    Create the Petals for a Flower Balloon Animal

    Holding the balloon in your left hand as shown on the previous page, use both hands to compress the balloon, which causes it to fold into six petals.

    Note that you are compressing the balloon so each balloon segment folds in half.

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  • 08 of 09

    Make the Final Twist to Form the Petals of a Flower Balloon Animal

    Twist the balloon in the middle to form the petals.

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  • 09 of 09

    Finishing the Petals for a Fast Flower Balloon Animal

    You'll have a six-petaled flower balloon. Now all you have to do is add the stem.

    Watch a video to learn the advanced technique to make a flower balloon here.