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How to Tie a Balloon

There are many objects you can make with a balloon -- a sword, flower, and various animals. Learn to tie a knot on a balloon and let your creative juices flow.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Pinch balloon Pinch the inflated balloon near the open end with one hand.
  • TIP: Do not overinflate the balloon.
  • Step 2: Let air out from above Let some of the air out from above where you pinched to have adequate room to tie the knot.
  • Step 3: Grab nozzle Grab the nozzle with your other hand and stretch the end outwards.
  • Step 4: Wrap end of balloon Wrap the end of the balloon around your first and middle fingers.
  • Step 5: Push tip of balloon Push the tip of the balloon between the two fingers from the palm side to the back of your hand.
  • Step 6: Grab tip of balloon Grab the tip of the balloon between your thumb and first finger and pull your other fingers out from the loop.
  • Step 7: Pull tip and tighten knot Pull the tip and tighten the knot. Fold the balloon into a fun shape and be a hit at parties.
  • FACT: The first Macy's Thanksgiving parade had live animals, but they proved troublesome, so they were replaced by balloons.

You Will Need

  • Balloon
  • Practice

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