How To Make A Horse Out Of Balloons
Balloon Modelling: Make A Horse. Jelly Kelly shows us how to twist a couple of balloons into a horse. You can find more tips in her introduction to balloon modelling.
Step 1: You will need
- 2 260Q balloons in different colours a professional pump permanent marker pens and some scissors
Step 2: Blow up
Place the lip of a 260Q balloon over the nib of your pump. Inflate leaving a 6 inch tail.
Step 3: Tie off
Loop the lip around your fingers, then tuck it through the loop. Gently pull and release to form the knot.
Step 4: The horse's head
Bring the knot forward and squeeze the balloon gently to shape a nose. Twist a two inch head. Then add two bubbles small for ears and lock off.
Step 5: Front legs
Twist a long neck and then two long front legs. Bend these together and lock off.
Step 6: Hind legs
Add a bubble for the body and two more bubbles for long back legs. Then lock these off.
Step 7: The tail
Make a bubble on the horse's bottom pinch twist to bring the tail down. See 'How to Start Balloon Modelling' for more information on pinch twists.
Step 8: Make the mane
Inflate another 260Q in a different colour to whatever size you like. It doesn't need to be very long. Then tie it off.
Make 6 small 1inch bubbles twisting them each 4 times, ensuring you keep hold of the first and last bubble. Bring the knot end of the balloon around to the join of the last bubble and tie these points together. Squeeze the air to the end of the balloon and trim off the end so you are left with a ring of 6 bubbles.
Step 9: Attach the mane
Push the horse's head through the centre of the ring. Pull the top two bubbles over the twist in the ears and secure the bottom two over the twist of the neck. Take the leftover piece of deflated balloon and tie it in a loop. This will be the reins. Place it over the horse's nose and secure it between the bubbles in the mane.
Step 10: Final detail
Use a permanent marker to draw eyes on the horse's head. Use a different colour for a saddle and stirrups.