Twist a Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

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    Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet - Introduction

    finished turtle bracelet

    Here's an easy balloon animal, a turtle made of balloons that may be worn on the wrist.

    Materials

    • One 260 balloon (green or blue are best)
    • Balloon pump
    • Scissors
    • A marker
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    Inflate the Balloon for the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    inflate balloon

    Inflate the balloon leaving about 4-inches of the uninflated end. Unlike with other balloon animals, the length here is not crucial.

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    Twist the Head for the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    twist head on balloon

    Twist one basic balloon twist about an inch in the length.

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    Twist the First Leg of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    twist first leg on balloon

    Twist a second basic balloon twist about a half-inch in the length. This forms the first “leg.”

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    Twist the Second Leg of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    twist second leg on balloon

    Twist a third basic balloon twist about a half-inch in the length. This forms the second “leg.”

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    Twist the Third Leg of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    twist third leg on balloon

    Twist a fourth basic balloon twist about a half-inch in the length. This forms the third “leg.”

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    Twist the Fourth Leg of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    twist fourth leg on balloon

    Twist a fifth basic balloon twist about a half-inch in the length. This forms the fourth “leg.”

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    Finish the Leg Portion of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    tie off leg portion of balloon

    Bring the end of the fourth leg against the head and make a lock twist.

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    Create the Body of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    form body of turtle

    Twist one basic balloon twist about an inch and a half in the length. This forms the “body.”

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    Finish the Body of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    tie off body of turtle

    Push the body of the turtle through the legs to lock the body in place. This is similar to creating a three balloon push through.

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    Create the Tail of the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    tie tail of balloon

    Twist one basic balloon twist about an inch in the length. Try to make this one match the same size as the “head.”

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    Finish the Turtle and Create the Bracelet

    finish turtle balloon

    Cut the balloon at the very end with scissors. This uninflated portion of the balloon becomes the “bracelet” that goes around the wrist.

    Tie the end of the uninflated portion of the balloon to the knotted end to make the “bracelet.”

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    Finish the Balloon Animal Turtle Bracelet

    finished turtle balloon

    Using a marker, add visual details to the balloon animal.

    The balloon animal may now be wrapped around the wrist and worn.