How to Do Balloon Folding

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Learn how to do balloon folding into animals, people, and objects in this free entertainment hobby video series.

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Artists who twist and shape balloons into shapes such as animals and other various toys are known as balloon modelers or balloon twisters, and are usually contorting long, cylindrical balloons into said shapes for entertainment purposes such as children's birthday parties or celebrations. Street artisans and clowns are popular balloon modelers, and though the practice might seem benign to those who don't have the skill, but the art of balloon shaping requires a fair amount of skill. While some modelers use a single balloon to create their animals or shapes, many use multiple balloons. Those who have been practicing the art for any serious amount of time or have gained the appropriate skill level usually don't restrict themselves to one type of twisting. For most of us, balloon art is best appreciated at a circus or fair, as a child's face lights up with happiness upon realizing a simple balloon has become an animal or toy just for them.

In this free video clip series, our expert will demonstrate a variety of shapes, animals and toys made with balloons. Follow along at home as he explains the basic techniques for creating balloon art and helps you learn, step by step, how to re-create his exciting creatures at home for your own kids, or for entertainment purposes. Learn how to make everything from swords to swans in this collection of useful how-to balloon modeling videos.

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