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How to Make a Balloon Horse

Learn how to make a balloon horse by following magician Jonas Cain's step-by-step instructions in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Jonas Cain and I'm here at the Veritas Theatre at the beautiful Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. I am a magician and a balloon sculptor having performed and provided entertainment solutions for many, many years. Visit my website at And today I'm going to be talking about making balloon animals. And now I'm going to show you how to make a horse. To make the horse you blow up a bubble, the balloon leaving about a three inch tail at the end. Now at the end with the nozzle we will make about a three inch bubble.
Pinch and twist. Now using two fingers we are going to make a small bubble. Pinch and twist. That looks like this. With this bubble we are going to make a special twist called the ear twist. To do that, you bring that bubble together and you pinch and twist it together giving the first ear of the horse. Now you do the same thing. Make a small bubble. Pinch and twist. Bring it together and pinch and twist. Be very careful as this is sometimes where the balloons like to pop. Be very careful. Giving us the nose and ears of the horse. Now, to do the neck we make the same sized bubble as the nose. Pinch and twist a three inch bubble. Now you are going to make the legs of the horse which is a little longer. Pinch and twist about a four inch bubble. Now you will make a bubble about-exactly the same size actually. The fast way to do that is to bring this right down here and pinch and twist giving us the front legs of the horse. The body will be about the same size as the neck. Pinch and twist a three inch bubble. Now you will make two more four inch bubbles. Pinch and twist. Remember the fast way just bring them together like this. Pinch and twist giving us the back legs. Now this looks a lot like the dog so what we do to add a little more to this is we need another balloon and this balloon can be a contrasting color. You can blow it up about half way it does not matter because we are going to cut off what we don;t need. Pinch and twist small bubbles. Bubble number one, two, three. Again hold it against the side of your body so that they don't come apart. And eight and we will stop there so now it looks like a string of pearls or a bunch of grapes. you bring it together and you are going to take this nozzle end and tie it around so that the air does not escape from the rest of the balloon. So now what we have made could be a bracelet, but what we are going to do instead it to take it and put two of the bubbles here up here on the ears, Insert it right around here, being very careful and gentle with the balloons so it looks like this. Now you are going to take the middle here and twist it around so that it locks up in place and bring this down here and take this extra balloon and wrap it around the neck and legs of the horse. Now we can take that pair of scissors that we just used and cut off the rest of the balloon because we won't need it. That gives us the balloon horse.

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