Step-by-Step Guide to Balloon Flower Sculpture

  • 01 of 09

    Introduction to a Fast Flower Balloon Animal

    A completed balloon flower sculpture
    Wayne Kawamoto

    If you already know how to make a basic flower balloon animal, here’s how the pros quickly make the petal portion of a flower balloon. Note that this technique is an advanced one that requires lots of practice and considerable hand strength.

    Materials

    I’m only going to teach how to make the petals of the flower balloon animal here. I’ll assume that you already know how to make the stem out of a green balloon, as explained with the basic flower balloon.

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  • 02 of 09

    Inflate the Balloon

    An inflated balloon
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    Inflate the 260 balloon leaving at least a one-inch tip.

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  • 03 of 09

    Create a Loop

    A tied loop for the balloon animal
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    Tie the nozzle to the end of the balloon, creating a loop.

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  • 04 of 09

    Make the First Twist

    The first twist on a balloon animal
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    Holding the loop in half, twist the top third of the loop.

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  • 05 of 09

    Create a Second Twist

    The second twist of a flower balloon animal
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    Make another twist at the two-thirds mark.

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  • 06 of 09

    Fold the Segments on Top of Each Other

    Segments folded on top of each other in balloon animal
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    Fold the twisted portions of the balloons on top of each other.

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  • 07 of 09

    Create the Petals

    Creating the petals for a flower balloon animal
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Holding the balloon in your left hand as shown on the previous page, use both hands to compress the balloon, which causes it to fold into six petals.

    Note that you are compressing the balloon so each balloon segment folds in half.

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  • 08 of 09

    Make the Final Twist to Form the Petals of a Flower Balloon Animal

    The first formed petals of a flower balloon animal
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Twist the balloon in the middle to form the petals.

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  • 09 of 09

    Finishing the Petals for a Fast Flower Balloon Animal

    A completed flower balloon animal
    Wayne Kawamoto

    You'll have a six-petaled flower balloon. Now all you have to do is add the stem.

    Watch a video to learn the advanced technique to make a flower balloon.