How to Make a Balloon Horse

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    Introduction

    Introduction
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Here’s a balloon animal that you can make in the shape of a horse. As you may suspect, the balloon animal horse is a variation on the balloon animal dog. As a result, I recommend that you first learn how to make the balloon animal dog before tackling the horse. Among balloon animals, this relatively straightforward balloon animal is great for beginners and novices, and kids will love it.

    Materials:

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    Inflate the Balloon

    Inflate the Balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Inflate the balloon to about two inches from the end.

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    The Snout

    The Snout
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the nose of the balloon animal horse.

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    The First Ear

    The First Ear
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one small pinch twist. This forms the first ear of the balloon animal horse.

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    The Second Ear

    The Second Ear
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make another small pinch twist. This forms the second ear of the balloon animal horse. Try to make sure that the second pinch twist is approximately the same size as the first.

    Your balloon animal should now resemble the head of a horse.

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    The Neck

    The Neck
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one basic balloon twist about two inches long. This will form the neck of the balloon animal horse.

    From this point on, the construction of the balloon animal horse is identical to that of the balloon animal dog, but with different proportions for the body and legs.

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    A Front Leg

    A Front Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the first front leg of the balloon animal horse.

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    The Second Front Leg

    The Second Front Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make a second basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the second front leg of the balloon animal horse.

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    The Front

    The Front
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make a lock twist to form the neck and front legs of the balloon animal horse.

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    The Body

    The Body
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the body of the balloon animal horse.

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    The Back Leg

    The Back Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make one basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the first back leg of the balloon animal horse.

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    Second Back Leg

    Second Back Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make a second basic balloon twist about three inches long. This will form the second back leg of the balloon animal horse.

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    Finish the Balloon Animal

    Finish the Balloon Animal
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2011.

    Make a lock twist to form the front legs of the balloon animal horse. The remaining balloon becomes the tail for the balloon animal horse.

    You have successfully created a balloon animal horse.