After the basic twist, the second fundamental skill in balloon twisting is the lock twist. The lock twist effectively holds the balloon's segments in place so you can continue to twist and form a sculpture. You'll also find that the lock twist forms the basis for such things as the head and ears of a dog sculpture, as well as the legs and body and more.
If you’re not already familiar with it, you will find instructions on how to make the basic lock twist here.
Move to the next page to learn the “Advanced Lock Twist” for balloon animals.