How to Make a Sword Balloon

  • 01 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Introduction

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    Here's another sword balloon animal variation. This one creates a sword that resembles Excalibur.

    Necessary Skills
    basic twist

    Materials:
    One 260 Balloon

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  • 02 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Inflate the Balloon

    Inflate the balloon leaving a three-inch tip.

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  • 03 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Begin the Handle

    Make a basic twist about four-inches in length. This forms the sword’s handle.

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  • 04 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Continue the Handle

    Make a basic twist about two-inches in length.

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  • 05 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Continue the Handle

    Make another basic twist about half-an-inch in length.

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  • 06 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Continue the Handle

    Make a third basic twist about two-inches in length.

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  • 07 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Continue the Handle

    Make a lock twist to form one side of the hand guard.

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  • 08 of 09

    Continue Working on the Handle

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  • 09 of 09

    Sword Balloon Animal - Continue the Handle

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    Repeat steps four through seven to make the other half of the balloon sword's hand guard. After making the lock twist, the remaining length of balloon becomes the sword's "blade." Adjust the balloon as necessary to resemble that in the picture.