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How to Make Balloon Animals

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On this page, you'll learn how to twist a variety of animal balloons.

1. How to Make a Dog Balloon Animal

The dog balloon is a fundamental sculpture in the art of balloon twisting and balloon animals. Many animals balloons such as the deer and giraffe are variations on the dog balloon. And you'll find that the basics that you master when twisting a dog balloon, will apply to more difficult balloon sculptures.

2. How to Make Sword Balloons (various versions)

Easy to learn and make, sword balloons are a big hit with everyone, especially the kids. Here you'll find instructions and pictures that take you step by step through the process of making a variety of balloon swords. The balloons range in difficulty from those that are quite easy to those with more detail.

3. How to Make Balloon Hats (various versions)

Something that adds a festive touch to any event is the addition of balloon hats. If you've never made a balloon hat, you'll find detailed instructions as well as pictures that show you how. And we also teach several variation - some are fast and easy and others are colorful and detailed. You'll find balloon hats to be an inexpensive way to add some fun to an event. And for kids, you can combine a balloon hat with a sword.

4. Romantic Balloon Animals (various versions)

Heart with Swans Balloon Animal

Here's a collection of romantic balloons that you can learn to make for that special someone or occasion. These balloons are perfect for Valentine's or any day.

5. How to Make Flower Balloons (various versions)

Flower Balloon Animal

Want to make a flower out of a balloons? You can learn several variations here. The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture and there are further variations on these that are linked from within the instructions.

6. How to Make a Tiger Balloon Animal

Talk about a crowd pleaser. This tiger balloon animal is cute and once you begin making it, there will be lots of requests for it. And you can make it in different colors as well as breeds: cheetah, leopard, you name it. To quote a famous tiger, this balloon animal is "Great." Note that you will need to be experienced before tackling this one.

7. How to Make a Giraffe Balloon Animal

Twisting a giraffe balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. In fact, a giraffe, in the balloon world, is pretty much just a dog balloon with a long neck. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can twist a giraffe.

8. How to Make a Monkey Balloon Animal

Here's a crowd pleaser that deserves a spot in your repertoire. It's a monkey balloon animal. This one is not only fun and whimsical, it's cute and offers lots of opportunities for customization. This one is well worth learning and it's actually not difficult for beginners.

9. How to Make an Elephant Balloon Animal - Ver. 2

Here's a balloon animal that will prove to be quite popular. It's an elephant that appears to be right out of a circus. This is an intermediate balloon animal sculpture.

10. How to Make Balloon Animal Birds (various versions)

Here's a collection of birds that you can make out of balloons. They vary in difficulty, but whether you want to make a swan, turkey, love bird or more, you'll find detailed step-by-step instructions here.

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