Learn to Twist
ets make Balloon Twisting a little easier, with my Top Tips.
Balloon twisting or modelling is fun and easy, but please check out my twisting tips first.
- You should always use a pump to inflate the balloons. In Australia you can purchase an inexpensive pump at Coles and sometimes K-Mart for around $5.00 ... if you require a better quality pump see the Qualatex pumps here on my site.
- You should, for best results, use professional quality modelling balloons. I personally only use Qualatex or Sempertex. You can check with your local party shop or even some florists, just make sure they are professional quality modelling balloons.
- You should always have clean, dry hands ... on a hot sweaty day you can even dust them down with talcum powder.
- Don't let the kids play with your uninflated balloons (any stickiness on their hands transfers to the balloons).
- Under inflate your balloons when you are learning a new creation, it is easier to practice on a softer balloon.
- Tie the balloon by wrapping it around two fingers, not one, don't worry if the knot seems too far from the end of the balloon, practice will fix this.
- Choose one hand as the 'holding' hand and the other as the 'twisting' hand.
- Always 'hold' the knot end of the balloon, or the already twisted section, and twist the unworked length of the balloon.
Here's a clue !
If you can see that the 'puppy dog' balloon and the 'rabbit balloon' designs, shown here are actually very similar, just different size bubbles?
You are on your way to being a "Balloon Twister".
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