How to Twist an Elephant Balloon Animal

  • 01 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - Introduction

    Elephant Balloon Animal - Introduction.

    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.

    To make this balloon animal, you will need to already know how to make a dog balloon animal, and have mastered the fold and lock twists.

    Materials

    One 260 Balloon

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  • 02 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - Inflation

    Elephant Balloon Animal - Inflation.

    Inflate the balloon leaving at least a two-inch tip.

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  • 03 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Trunk

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Trunk.

    Starting at the knot, make a "trunk" by taking the first balloon segment and bending it so it holds its shape. You'll want a trunk to be about five inches long.

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  • 04 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Ears

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Ears.

    Make a fold twist. You're creating the first of two ears.

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  • 05 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Ears

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Ears.

    Make a second fold twist. You’re creating the second of two ears.

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  • 06 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Neck

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Neck.

    Make a short basic twist that is about an inch in length. You're making the elephant's neck.

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  • 07 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Front Legs

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Front Legs.

    Make a lock twist for the front legs. This is similar to the front legs of a dog balloon animal.

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  • 08 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Body

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Body.

    Make a short basic twist to form the elephant's body.

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  • 09 of 09

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Back Legs

    Elephant Balloon Animal - The Back Legs.

    Make a lock twist for the back legs. Leave a short segment for the tail.