Balloon Animals

Here's something that will give your kids minutes of enjoyment and get them out from under your hair. It's making balloon animals.

At yet another library book sale, I picked up a small book giving the basics on how to create balloon animals and showing step-by-step instructions for making several of them. Okay, this looks easy I thought. I bought a bag of the long thin balloons at a local party store and tried to blow up my first balloon.

A word of advice here. Buy yourself a pump to inflate the balloons unless you want to see the inside of a hospital room really soon. Those professional balloon blowers you see at some restaurants. They've had special surgery so they can blow those balloon up and make it look easy. Using a pump would make them look like wimps. You and me. We aren't like them. Get a pump.

This morning we made an octopus and a wasp. Of course the wasp could have been a dragonfly or a small bird. It wasn't clear until I'd added a few markings.

This page seems to be a good online starting point if you are interested in all this. You can start with a simple dog. They even animate it just in case the instructions weren't clear. They also have a great gallery of balloon creations too.

And if you practice and practice, pretty soon you'll be making everything out of balloons.

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