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Let’s start with the basic twist and start from the very beginning. Just pinch and twist the balloon and you’ve created a basic twist. We’ll do one more, just kind of pinch and twist the balloon. Issued in everything that you make with balloons. Here’s a giraffe, a mouse, and here’s a crown, and of course, the basic twist forms the blades in the swords. Next up is a lock twist. Let’s make one small basic twist and then you usually use the lock twist to lock the balloons in. So you’re going to make a second basic twist this is beginning the lock twist, and now for the third twist, you’re gonna want it to be approximately the same size as the second twist.
Here we go. We’re actually going to make it here. We’ll show you a shortcut in just a moment, but notice the second and third twists are approximately the same length and twist it just like a jar of peanut butter. And we’ve made the head of a dog here and that is the lock twist.
Now here’s a fast version where you don has to actually make the third basic twist. We’ll do this quickly: one basic twist, fold and twist and you get the same lock twist.And we’ll do it again here with the legs of a dog. And that’s the fast version so again lock twist. They form the head and the legs of the dog as seen here and that would go for all the variations. Here we have a mouse, it’s just pretty much a dog with very small proportions.
We have a bunny here. Notice the lock twist is used for the ears – it’s essentially a dog but with different proportions. And one more just for fun this is a moose or deer and the lock twist suggests antlers, So you’ll be using lock twist in everything you do with balloons. Pinchtwist. We’re going to make a small basic twist – usually, you make your pinch twistin between other twists.
So anyway, here’s our second small basic twist which will become a pinch twist. Just grab that basic twist small basic twist and twist it just like a jar on a lid of peanut butter.We haven’t actually formed anything there. You’ll notice here on the tiger that the pitch twists form the ears and the points of this crown as well as holding in place the parts of the head, the part that rests on the head are pinch twists. Next up is the fold twist. It’s essentially like a long pinch twist. You fold a long segment, basic twist, and twist it and that’s your fold twist.
You can think of it as a long pinch twist. The fold twist forms the handguards as well as the petals of the flowers. Three balloon push through. We’re gonna start with one basic twist that has nothing to do with the three balloon push through, but here we go, we form one basic twist to start our three balloon push through. Make a second twist of the same size you’re essentially just making a lock twist here so you can use the fast version. And there we have our lock twist. You kind of has a bunny head there.
Now for the fourth segment, you’re going to make it about the same length as the second and third twists as you can see here. One more basic twist and then you push this third twist through the first two. You can see that we get something that looks a little bit like a turtle there but that’s a three balloon push through. It’s often used as a body of an animal as you can see here in this elephant – that’s a three balloon push through for its body. Here’s an unusual twist called the tulip twist. You take the nozzle, you push it into the balloon.
Now with my left hand, I’m grabbing the nozzle through the balloon and then twisting. So that’s what happens,s that’s the tulip twist. Again, I’m holding the nozzle and twisting the nozzle into the twist here and that’s what holds it in place. That is a tulip twist. Now some people say it looks like a flower and some people do use that like a flower, however, here’s an airplane. I like to see it as a propeller for the airplane. Here’s a biplane and there’s a tulip twist in the front that suggests a propeller. And for flowers, it makes a great center of the flower with the green balloon.
Now here’s how you cut a balloon. Oftentimes, you make a balloon and you have an extra balloon left over. So you kind of pinch it at the end to the kind of reduce the stress – you don’t want to pop the balloon. So notice how I’m pinching to relieve the pressure in the balloon and then I just cut with my scissors a tinyslit. And now when I let go of my hand here it lets the air out gently. I have a length of the uninflated balloon and you just twist in or tie a knot and you’redone.
You’re going to have extra balloon left up over after the crown or these two balloon sculptures you often have a balloon left over as in the legs for the-rex as well as the second balloon used in the elephant. And here’s a bracelet. Notice that the remaining balloon was turned into the strap that goes around the wrist. Here’s an advanced technique I just call ripping a balloon. Instead of using scissors, you can use your fingernail. Now, look at the motion here. I’m going to dig with my right hand. I’m going to dig that thumbnail right into the balloon.
There it is. I end up with a little piece right there of the balloon that I’ve torn off the end. I’ve essentially ripped it. And then you let go andI’ve deflated the balloon. So it’s a fast method that doesn’t require scissors. I want to show it to you one more time. See my right fingers are curled they go up while thumb pushes down. So once again, right fingers curl under and thumbnail goes directly into the balloon and down. Rip, and I now have an uninflated end. so you use this in place and nowhere’ it is in slow motion.
Use this in place of cutting and it’s a much faster technique than reaching for scissors. So once again slow-no – the fingernail digs into that balloon and the right fingers come up so it’s just one fast aggressive motion and there it happened. I ripped the end of the balloon off and now I can slowly allow the air to deflate. And that’s tearing a balloon There must be a name for this I just call it a tassel. What you do is you leave uninflated end at the end of your balloon sculpture. And then all you’re doing is pushing a small basic twist all the way to the end of the balloon.
So you just make a small basic twist and using your hands squeeze it and push it all the way to the end. And you get something of a tassel here. Anyway, here it is used as a poodle – the end of a poodle’s tail there, and here it is with a two balloon jester hat. And it’s a great hat because these tassels bounce around as a person wears it. It’s real hit at parties.
Now here’s a technique I just called “balloon.” And notice what I’ve done here. I have balloons that are tiny balloons inflated inside of another balloon. But what I’m actually doing is breaking off these balls into the balloon itself. A little complicated I will do my best to explain. You just take a balloon, a clear balloon, this way, people can see the balloon that you create inside. You make the tiniest basic twist that you can. Take your finger, your index finger. I like to use my index finger. You push it into the balloon inside. Okay, now here’s another angle.
See. I’m pushing the tiny basic twist into the balloon and notice how my finger is inside of the balloon with this small ball at the tip. Now grab the small ball with the other hand through the balloon and then with my right finger I’m actually going to whirl around a little bit and actually tear the balloon. Now this one didn’t go as smoothly which allows me to better demonstrate. But notice how my fingers spinning and actually tearing the ball away from the rest of the balloon. In just a moment, I should have it a little bit and there it is now.
It’s still open on the end so you have to pinch it. Pinch the balloon, otherwise, the air will escape. And then tie it. And now, you have a balloon inside of a balloon. That’s what it looks like from the other angle. Tie it off at this point. If you let go, the balloon is going to deflate. And now, you have a balloon in a balloon. And that’s kind of a special purpose balloon twist. I’m having a little too much fun with this. We hope you liked the video. We do have links time links in the information sections so if you want to learn about one twist or another, you can look it up by time. Please subscribe. We have a lot more balloon animals to teach in the future so thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time.