How to Make Unicorn Balloon Animals

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Introduction

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Introduction
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Here’s a balloon animal that you can make that's in the shape of a unicorn. The balloon animal unicorn is a variation on the balloon animal dog. As a result, we recommend that you first learn how to make the balloon animal dog before tackling the unicorn. Among balloon animals, this relatively easy and simple balloon animal is great for beginners and novices and kids will love it.

    This set of instructions are part one of two parts.

    Materials

    • Two 260 balloons, one for the body of the unicorn and other for the horn (you get to decide if the horn matches the body of the balloon animal unicorn).

    Requirements

     

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Inflate the Balloon

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Inflate the Balloon
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Inflate the balloon to about two inches from the end.

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Head

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Head
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - an Ear

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - an Ear
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Ear

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Ear
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Make another small pinch twist. This forms the second ear of the balloon animal unicorn. 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 unicorn without the horn. (It can also be the head of a horse or dog.)

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Neck

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Neck
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

    From this point on, the construction of the balloon animal unicorn is identical to that of the balloon animal dog, but with different proportions for the body and legs. In general, the legs are longer than what you would make for a dog.

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Front Leg

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Front Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Front Leg

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Front Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Finish the Front Legs

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Finish the Front Legs
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Body

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Body
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Back Leg

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - the Back Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Back Leg

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Second Back Leg
    Wayne Kawamoto

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

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    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Finish the Unicorn's Body

    Unicorn Balloon Animals P.1 - Finish the Unicorn's Body
    Wayne Kawamoto

    Make a lock twist to form the back legs of the balloon animal unicorn. The remaining balloon becomes the tail.

    To add the horn and finish your balloon animal unicorn, click here to view the second set of instructions.

    You've created a version of the dog balloon animal but this one has pinch twists for the ears and doesn't rely on small basic twists. The advantage of using pinch twists is that the ears will provide more support for the horn that will be added later.

    You can make a unicorn out of a conventional dog balloon. If you prefer the look of the conventional dog for your unicorn, feel free to experiment with adding the horn.