Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 20

20th September – Killer Whale

Here is a slightly different whale to the ones I have made before, it was designed by Graham and he posted it onto the balloon chat forum, thanks for the design Graham, I really like the tail design on it. This whale is made from 4 balloons (I think). they are all 260’s except for …

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Sep 19

19th September – Big Bear

A few weeks ago I was given a mixed bag of balloons by Cate and John, they included some Big Bear head balloons, I have never really played with them much before and so I thought it was time to do something with them. The Big Bear Head balloon makes up the body and feet …

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Sep 18

18th September – Simple Helicopter

I often get asked for Helicopters and although I can make a quite complicated one its not really good when you have a long line of children all wanting helicopters. This sculpture is made from 4 x 260 balloons, I actually used a scrap piece for the tail rotor and if I am in a …

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Sep 17

17th September – Twisty Sword

I have said it before and I will say it again, I don’t really like making weapons when I am doing my kids shows, Guns I always refuse to make and Swords I make very very rarely. I am however able to make many different weapons and here is one of my sword designs. its …

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Sep 16

16th September – The Lorax

Happy Shark

I watched the Lorax film the other day, what a brilliant film it is, It is based on the book by Dr. Seuss  and was first published in 1971, I think it was way ahead of its time. My Lorax was made from 8 balloons, I am pretty pleased with the moustache which is made from …

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Sep 15

15th September – Squid

This Squid is really easy to make and he is made from just 5 balloons. I started with a 350 which make up the main head, then the eyes are added which are a 260, finally the 160s are added for the legs. I don’t really get too many requests for balloon Squids when I …

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Sep 14

14th September – Little Car

I am often asked to make cars for people and I came up with this design, it is fairly quick and easy to make and kids are always very happy with the result. It is made from 2 x 260 balloons, the black balloons are tulip twists, I usually make a long tulip twist and …

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Sep 13

13th September – Redshank

When I started to think about this design I was thinking it would be an oyster catcher but after a quick look through the RSPB bird identifier I have decided it is a Redshank with its winter plumage – I came up with the feet idea last week and was pretty pleased with how they …

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Sep 12

12th September – Panda


I have made 2 or 3 pandas before but this one is totally different. It is based on a design by the amazing balloon artist Patrick van de Ven, if you get a chance you should check out his work. This Panda is made from 5 balloons, a mixture of 260s, 160s and a 646 balloon …

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Sep 11

11th September – Shark

Shark 2

This is a new shark for me, I saw it made by someone a while ago and kept it stored in my memory ever since. He is made from 2 balloons, a white 260 and a blue 260s, I can’t remember the original design fully, I think I need to play with the design a …

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