How to Make a Swan Balloon Animal

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    Introduction to the Swan Balloon Animal

    Balloon Swan
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    The balloon swan is not difficult to make, but getting the neck right can be rather tricky the first few times that you make the balloon. As you gain experience with balloons through practice, you’ll find that this part will become easier. A key thing to notice with this balloon animal is that the uninflated end of the balloon becomes the swan’s “beak.”

    To make this sword, you'll need to know how to make a basic balloon twist and three balloon push through the twist.

    Materials:

    To start, inflate the balloon and leave about five inches uninflated at its end.

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  • 02 of 05

    Starting the Body

    Starting the Body of the Swan Balloon Animal
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2013.

    Make a one-inch basic balloon twist to form the tail. Make the first balloon twist to start the three balloon push through twist. Make the first twist about four inches long.

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    Complete the Body

    Finish the Body of the Swan Balloon Animal
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2013.

    Complete the three balloon push through twist to form the swan’s body. The image shows the body of the swan with its tail after you’ve finished the three balloon push through.

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    Make the Neck and Head

    Make the Neck and Head of the Swan Balloon Animal
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2013.

    Take the remaining balloon and curl it up and hold it. You’ll have to experiment with how long to hold the balloon in place but you’ll find that the neck will eventually hold a curved shape.

    Once you’re satisfied with the neck, allow the remaining balloon - about one inch - to form the swan balloon’s “beak.”

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    Finished Swan Balloon Animal

    Finished Swan Balloon Animal
    Wayne Kawamoto. The Spruce Crafts, 2013.

    Your swan balloon animal is now complete!