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Magical Balloon Michael

Michael Philo

This month I will share some of my favorite body designs: Spider Man, another Ballet Dancer using a 321 Bee Body and a 5" Smile Face, a Bird using a 321 for the body and just a regular Super Hero Body.

Let's start with a Spider Man Body that gives you the Blue stripes on his sides.

You will need:

Start by inflating the Red 260 leaving a five to six inch tail. Make a 1" bubble followed by a 2" to 3" loop twist for a hand. Make a 6" bubble followed by two 1" ear twists for his neck. Make two more 6" bubbles locking them together at the neck like so. Make one more 6" bubble and another hand as you did before.

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Inflate the Dark Blue 260 leaving a four inch tail. Make a 1" bubble followed by a 3" loop for a foot. Make a 6" bubble for a leg and wrap it into and around the two red bubbles at the waist. Make a 6" bubble and wrap it at the neck then one more 6" bubble for the side and twist it around the waist. Make another 6" bubble for the other leg and make one more foot as you did before. Inflate the 5" Spiderman face to about 3" and tie it. Squeeze the air towards the face to make it bigger. Tie it to the two ear twists that make the neck.

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For our Ballet Dancer # 2 you will need:

The Ballet Dancer is almost the same one I showed last month but this time we will use a 260 for her legs and tights, a 160 for her arms and the Pink 321 for her body. Once again the 6" Geo will be the Tu-Tu.

Fully inflate the White 260, burp it well and tie the end to the nozzle. Make two 6" bubbles and loop twist both of them for legs and feet. Split the rest of the balloon in half. Inflate the 321 leaving about 1" between the balloon and the black tip like this.

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Inflate the 5" Smile Face fully and tie it to the knot on the 321. Make two 1" ear twists for the neck. Run the black tip of the 321 through the hole in the geo and tie it around the split in the White 260.

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Fully inflate the Geo for the Tu-Tu. Do the same thing to the Yellow 160 that you did to the White 260 but this time twist it into the two ear twists on the 321. Position like so.

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Along those same lines let's make a Bird that uses the 321 for a body. You will need:

Start by inflating the 5" Bird head to the desired size and tie. Inflate the 321 leaving about 1" between the balloon and the black tip. Tie together and make two 1" ear twists. Fully inflate the Red 350 and burp it so you have a 1" tail. Tie the tail to the nozzle and split in two. Make a red bow like this one. Twist it between the ear twists on the 321. Again fully inflate and burp back to a 1" tail and tie the tail to the nozzle to form a loop in the Goldenrod 260. Split in two and twist two 6" bubbles and make two loop twists for the feet.

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Now just twist a 1" bubble on the tail of the 321 and wrap it at the top of the Goldenrod 260 so you have this.

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Are you still reading this? Ok so now you get the good one.

You will need:

Start by inflating the Blush 260 leaving a 6" tail and tie off. Make a 1" ear twist for his ear. Make a 5" bubble and another 1" ear twist for his second ear. Make another 5" bubble and wrap it around the first ear twist. Repeat until you have a four bubble cluster with a 1" ear on each end. Make a 6" bubble and lock it around the Ear twist to form a mouth. Pop and tie what's left, this will be the nose in a few moments.

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For now make a 1" bubble on the end and just wedge it into his head like this

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Inflate a Red 260 leaving a 4" tail and tie off. Start by making two 1" ear twists, a 3" bubble, two 5" Bubbles, two 1" ear twists for the neck and finish off with a 3" bubble and two 1" ear twists. Break and discard anthing that's left. Look familiar?

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Ok, onto the feet. Inflate another Red 260 leaving a 4" tail and tie off. Make two 1" ear twists, then a 4" bubble and pull it between the two bubbles that make the waist much like Spiderman. Make another 5" bubble, twist it at the neck, then another 5" bubble and twist it at the waist. Now make a 4" bubble followed by two 1" ear twists. Break and discard the rest of the balloon. Here's what you should have. This can be done in many different colors for many different heroes.

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Tie the tail of the Blush to the neck. Inflate a Black 260 leaving a 7 to 8" tail and tie off. Make a 1" bubble then a 3" loop for a hand and a 2 or 3" bubble for his arm. Twist this around the two ear twists in the red a few times to secure it. Make a small bubble and again twist it into the ear twists on the other arm. Make another arm and a hand then break and tie off the rest of the balloon. Save this for his belt. Pop the small bubble between the arms to separate them.

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Inflate one of the Black 260s leaving a 5" tail and tie off. Make a 3" Bubble, a 1" ear twist, and a 3" loop twist like this one. Make a small bubble then repeat the leg on the other side so you have this.

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Tie the tails to the ear twists for his feet. Take one of the leftover black balloons and make two 1" ear twists. Wrap the rest around the waist and tie it into the ear twists for his belt.

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Now let's finish his face. Pull the 1" bubble (the nose) out of the head and tie the other Black 260 scrap to it. Put it back inside the head (and leave the black hanging out so he looks like a Rhino). Bring the Black balloon over the top of the head and pull the nose bubble out front. Tie the rest of the Black balloon around it for a mohawk. If you're not able to do this don't worry you can tie it to the mask in a minute, but the nose makes a more secure attachment point.

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Inflate the Yellow 160 to about 6" and tie off. Tie the balloon around one of his ears. Make a 2 to 3" bubble, a 1" ear twist and another 2 to 3" bubble. Break off any leftover balloon and tie it to the other ear. Wrap the 1" ear twist in the Yellow around the nose. If you did not tie the hair to the nose then tie it to the ear twist so you have this head.

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Here's a better shot of the completed Superhero.

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Thanks for reading and I hope you learned something new that will help your balloon portfolio grow.

Michael Philo
Magical Balloon Michael
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