This motorcycle balloon is based on Mr. Boma’s motorcycle, with a few minor modifications. To make this balloon, I used one black 260, one gray 260 along with a scrap, one yellow 260 along with a scrap, and part of a 160 black balloon for the handlebars. You’ll be using the pinch twist a lot for this balloon!
I made a person (mini-version of my friend) to go with the motorcycle using 160 balloons. I used the same technique I would with 260 balloons. It’s a little harder to work with the balloon to make such small twists (especially for the head), but not too bad (though you may not be able to add as much detail as easily.)
Happy Birthday Bernie!
Here’s a red car balloon for my nephew that I decorated to look like “Lightning McQueen” from Pixar’s movie “Cars.” I made this based on Yonaimy’s video.
To make this balloon, you’ll need one red 260 for the car frame, a white 260 (or just a scrap if you don’t want to make it a bracelet), and a black 260 scrap for the wheels. Then draw the face, headlights, and any other car decorations you’d like to add.
[ Yonaimy's video ]
Happy Birthday Adam! Adam’s a car guy (he knows so much!), so a car was perfect for him.
To make the car, I used three full 260 blue balloons to make the car frame, two black 350 balloons and part of one 160 silver balloon to make the wheels, and the remaining part of the silver 160 and one blue 260 scrap to make the spoiler.
First, I made the body of the car. (I used these instructions from Michael Floyd to help make the base of the car.) Then I made the wheels using the tulip twist (similar to how I made these donuts) and then attached them. The wheels are a little tricky to twist (mostly because the knot is a little hard to tie) but I thought they looked pretty cool and were worth the effort. (The other option is a simple loop twist.) I tried to give it some chrome hubcaps/rims. Lastly, I added a spoiler to make the car look more like a sports car. If I had more time, I would have made two people to put into the car!
I’ve made a helicopter before (see this previous post.) I made the same helicopter balloon again, and then added two additional features.
First, I added tail rotors made with a 160 balloon. They are just like the main rotors, just smaller.
Second, I formed the cockpit using a small clear 260 balloon. I also put a small ball (with some pictures of faces attached) in the balloon, just for fun. I’ll have to find some little toy people to use for purposes like this!
This racecar was designed as I was twisting it. When you don’t have a design in mind, just start twisting and you’ll figure something out!
I used one blue 260 balloon to make the base of the car, which consists of a number of pinch twists and something like a three-bubble roll through. The blue balloon is broken into two parts. The first is used for the almost all of the car, and the second part is used for the wings.
I used one black balloon to make four separate wheels – each wheel is made using a tulip twist, which is then tied and cut off from the rest of the balloon. (Make sure you leave a little bit of uninflated balloon so that you can wrap that part around the rest of the balloon to attach the wheel.)
Lastly, I used a clear 260 balloon scrap to form the inside of the car (I was going to put a toy person or marshmallow Peeps rabbit in there, but forgot!)
Next time, I’ll try using a 350 balloon to make larger wheels and do something else with the wings so that the knots aren’t as visible.
Happy Belated Birthday M!