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Introduction to the Swan Balloon Animal
Here's something different. It’s a balloon animal in the shape of a swan.
The swan is not difficult to make, but getting the neck right can be rather tricky the first few times that you make the balloon. As you gain experience with balloons and practice, you’ll find that this aspect becomes easier. A key thing to notice with this balloon animal is that the uninflated end of the balloon becomes the swan’s “beak.”
To make this sword, you'll need to know how to make a basic balloon twist and... three balloon push through twist.
One 260 Balloon
To start, inflate the balloon and leave about five inches uninflated at its end.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Starting the Body of the Swan Balloon Animal
Make a one inch basic balloon twist to form the tail. Make the first balloon twist to start the three balloon push through twist. Make the first twist about four inches long.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Finish the Body of the Swan Balloon AnimalComplete the three balloon push through twist to form the swan’s body.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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The Completed Body of the Swan Balloon AnimalThis picture shows the body of the swan with its tail after you’ve finished the three balloon push through.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Make the Neck and Head of the Swan Balloon AnimalTake the remaining balloon and curl it up and hold it. You’ll have to experiment with how long to hold the balloon in place but you’ll find that the neck will eventually hold a curved shape.
Once you’re satisfied with the neck, allow the remaining balloon - about one inch - to form the swan balloon’s “beak.”Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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The Finished Swan Balloon AnimalThis picture shows the completed swan balloon animal.