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Author Topic: One balloon Humming bird/bee and butterfly variation  (Read 7328 times)
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« on: February 04, 2008, 12:54:32 PM »

Inflate a balloon leaving a 3" tip. At the tip end make a 11/2" bubble this is the head.
(Pic 1)

Next at the knot end make a 4" bubble for the body and twist this into the head twist
(Pic 2)

With the big loop you have left divide it into 2 to make the wings and the humming bird is complete
(Pic 3)


For a bee reverse the head and body bubbles to so that what is the beak on the humming bird is the sting on the bee.



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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 07:22:08 PM »

Mark, here's just a slight refinement that makes this hummingbird even quicker! Hold the balloon looped around as I have in the picture, with the ends overlapping. The part with the nipple should be overlapped slightly less. Now just twist the balloon at that point, and both body and head bubbles are made at once.

Finish as you have done, by twisting the two wings from the big loop.

This and the basic sword tie for the easiest and quickest balloon sculptures there are. This one has only two very simple twists. The sword has only one zed twist, but it's a little trickier to hold all the bubbles together as you twist them.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 08:07:52 PM »

If you make the balloons quite soft then you can take a further variation and make this into a butterfly.

Take your Hummingbird wings - pinch them together and twist to divide them into two part wings. Make sure that the front parts of the wings are bigger than the back parts of the wings.

I apologize for the pic quality - I don't have that great a camera.

Often times I'll put the butterfly on a stick so that they can fly for the kids.


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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 08:34:55 PM »

Cool..... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 08:51:48 PM »

Dr. Toonz, I like that variation never tried that....But I will now. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 09:01:10 PM »

That's great, Doc. I just tried it, and it's now in my repertoire. I did it in rose, with very feminine eyelashes!

I wonder if you should do it in another thread, and have it linked to the list of one balloon animals as a separate entry. What do you think, Dave? Or are you not adding any new entries at this stage?

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 12:18:36 AM »

Yeah thanks doctor - thats great and very simple - can't believe i never thought of it!

i think starting a new topic with one balloon butterfly is a good idea!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 02:07:05 AM »

Adding them in now was out at a committee meeting last night Sad
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 03:16:55 AM »

Have done link for Butterfly to here, Mark could you put butterfly in Subject title
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 07:15:29 PM »

If you make the balloons quite soft then you can take a further variation and make this into a butterfly.

Take your Hummingbird wings - pinch them together and twist to divide them into two part wings. Make sure that the front parts of the wings are bigger than the back parts of the wings.

I apologize for the pic quality - I don't have that great a camera.

Often times I'll put the butterfly on a stick so that they can fly for the kids.


Thank you!  My Daughter has been asking for a butterfly for days!
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008, 12:57:07 AM »

Why didn't I think of this Saturday? Girls asked me for butterflies on a heart... Then you need a butterfly that is small and this is just the right size!
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