Even if you haven’t seen the movie “Despicable Me yet,” you’ve probably seen these little yellow minion creatures around.
This minion balloon is based on unicaw89’s design. I made a few modifications and used smaller balloons – a 350 for the head, 260s for the arms and legs, and 160s for the overalls. I made the eye/goggles a little differently – I used a white 350 scrap and a black 260 scrap to make the eyeball, using something like a tulip twist/link. I wrapped an uninflated gray 350 around the eyeball, and tied an uninflated black 350 to the back of the eyeball for the band.
Next time, I’ll give the minion some black gloves.
Happy Birthday Jeremy!
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!
Older kids and adults love fun balloon hats! (Smaller kids, not so much – they usually prefer something they can hold.)
I’ve made many fish before. Now I’ve designed a simpler fish for some friends who are going on a mission trip and are interested in some balloon twisting. This design uses one 260 balloon and one small 5″ round balloon. It’s pretty fast and only requires 2-3 twists.
To get started, inflate the round balloon and the 260 balloon, leaving about 1″ uninflated. Next, tie the ends of the balloon together. Squeeze the 260 balloon to spread the air to inflate the rest of the balloon. Fold the 260 balloon in half. You can probably figure out the rest :).
If you’d like to add more detail/color, you can use another small round balloon twisted in half to add eyeballs.
You can also add lips to the fish by doing two pinch twists.
Or, add both eyeballs and lips! Note: if you are adding lips, remember to leave an extra 1/2 inch of the balloon uninflated so that the balloon has room to expand for the two additional pinch twists.
My niece is really into princesses, and so for her birthday this year, I made her a Princess Belle. Last time I made Snow White.
I made this balloon based on unicaw89’s Princess video. He even includes a rose in a glass jar balloon, but I was running short on time.
To make this balloon, you’ll need 3 yellow 260s and scrap 350 for the dress, a blush 350 scrap for the head, a brown 260 for the hair, and a blush 160 (or 260) for the arms and legs. I added a pink sash and hair bow with a pink 160. I made the shoes/feet a little differently from what is seen in the video – I used a 160 yellow scrap for the shoes. The legs are not too much longer than the dress, and so this balloon is pretty stable and can stand on its own. The dress is made using a pretty neat flower weave, as you’ll see in the video.