I love balloons. You don't have to be very talented to use them, you just have to take the time to learn a few twists and then sit down, make your balloons and let the boys and girls talk. You will be amazed at all of the things they will tell you while you make a balloon. Whether it is just a "Flying Mouse" (Thank you Kent Wilson, this one balloon has changed my life) or something extravagant like at hat, airplane or Jonah in the Whale, kids will talk and you will learn! If you have never tried ballooning let me give you a little hint. Anyone can do it. All you need are some balloons, a pump (unless you have the lungs of Superman) and a desire to be a blessing to kids. Wal-Mart sells a double action balloon pump for about $3.00. They also sell some balloons if you want to get a start and not spend a lot. Qualatex sells the best balloons and there are several different kinds. Decide what you need and then check out your local balloon store, or check out some of the links below. Whether you buy from here, or someone else, get started ballooning. It will change your ministry and your heart.
Check out this site, click the picture below.
Another great place to get
Make a Balloon Dog!
Inflating & Tying a Balloon
For ease in tying a balloon, hold 1 inch of the balloon at the neck while you inflate it, so there’s enough room to tie it. Inflate a 260Q balloon by mouth, or with a Qualatex Balloon Pump. To tie the balloon, hold the neck between your left thumb and middle finger, with the nozzle of the balloon pointing up. With your right thumb and index finger, stretch the neck, and wrap it around the tips of your left index and middle fingers in a clockwise direction. Spread your left fingers, and tuck the nozzle down and through the loop with your right hand. Slide your left fingers out of the loop while holding the nozzle with your right hand.
Twisting the Balloon
- Inflate a 260Q, leaving about 6 inches uninflated, and tie it. Hold the balloon in your left hand with the uninflated end pointing right. Make three 1-inch bubbles for the Dog’s head and ears. To make a 1-inch bubble, pinch the balloon and twist it several times. An inch further, twist again, making sure to twist in the same direction.
- To make ears, twist the last two 1-inch bubbles together at the base. This will keep the bubbles from untwisting.
- Make a 1-inch bubble for the neck followed by two 2-inch bubbles. Twist the 2-inch bubbles together at the base to make front legs.
- For the Dog’s body, make a 5-inch bubble followed by two 2-inch bubbles. Twist the 2-inch bubbles together at the base to make back legs. Leave a small bubble of air at the base of the tail to hold the back legs in place.
- Roll the tail between the back legs to prevent them from untwisting and complete the Dog.