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How to Make a Balloon Dog

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

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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 www.jonascain.com. And today I'm going to be talking about making balloon animals. I'm going to show you how to make a balloon dog. To do that, you will need to blow up the balloon, leaving about a 3 inch tail at the end. Take your hand at the other end with the nozzle and twist about a 3 inch bubble, by pinching, twisting, like so. Now you're going to hold that in place as you pinch and twist another bubble about the same size, again, twisting it several times so it stays in place. Now you're going to make one more bubble. If you need to, you can hold it against the side of your body and your arm to make sure it stays in place. And you pinch and twist another bubble. So now you have something that looks like this. Now you're going to do the lock twist. You take these two bubbles here, you bring them together like so, and you lock them together. Twist it several times to make sure it doesn't come apart. What that does, it makes the head of the dog. Now you're going to make another bubble about the same size, pinch and twist. Come down, pinch and twist another bubble the same size. Again, holding it against your body if you need to. And twist another bubble, again, the same size. So now we have something that looks like this. Now it's time to do the lock twist again. Take these two bubbles, bring them together, pinch, lock them together, and twist. So that makes the head, the neck, and the front legs. Now we need the body and the back legs. To do that, same thing: 3 inch bubble, pinch and twist; another 3 inch bubble, pinch and twist; and lastly, pinch and twist another 3 inch bubble. Now take these two bubbles here, bring them together like so, lock them together, and twist enough so they don't come apart. And now you have the head, the neck, the legs, the body, and the tail of the balloon dog.

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