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Dolphin

Patricia Bunnell

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Step 1

Make a helmet hat base but have the bubble on the tip end about 3 inches. This is the dolphin's nose.

Step 2

Pinch off a 1 inch bubble on the arch near the dolphin's nose.

Step 3

Make a pinch twist out of the 1 inch bubble and center it under the nose.

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Step 4

At the back of the hat base wrap your hand around all three bubbles and make them into about 5 inch bubbles.

Step 5

Carefully twist the three 5 inch bubbles.

Step 6

Inflate a 160 leaving about a 3 inch tip and attach it to the front of the dolphin.

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Step 7

Make a bubble with the 160 the same length as the body of the dolphin.

Step 8

To make its side fins make an 8 inch bubble followed by two 3 inch bubbles and finish with another 8 inch bubble.

Step 9

Twist the bubbles to form fins.

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Step 10

Add two pinch twists on the top of the dolphin, and between the two side fins.

Step 11

Make a dorsal fin between the 2 pinch twists.

Step 12

Add a pinch twist under the dolphin on his belly. Make a bubble the same size with the left over 160.

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Step 13

Fully inflate a 260 and burp to soften (very soft). Make two equal bubbles.

Step 14

Make 2 bubbles about 6 inches or so.

Step 15

Twist the bubbles to form loops. It should look like a bow.

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Step 16

Spiral the two bubbles and twist off two 1 inch bubbles at the ends.

Step 17

Twist the spiral in at the base of the dolphin's body. Pinch twist the bubbles with knots on them. Place one underneath the dolphin's belly.

Step 18

Fully inflate two 260s and spiral them together leaving 9 inches or so on the ends. Make two 1 inch bubbles and twist together.

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Step 19

Pinch the 2 bubbles to form loops.

  Step 20

Insert the flippers of the dolphin into the loops.

Final Dolphin

You don't have to make a hat for this dolphin; he is cute enough without it. But the WOW effect is worth it!


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