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How to Make Balloon Fish

Learn how to make a balloon fish 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.

Now I'll show you how to make a fish.

To make the fish you're going to blow up the balloon all the way up until the end.
And now you'll fold the balloon in half like this and you're going to make a three inch bubble on both ends of the balloon. At the same time you pinch and twist several times so they don't come apart. Now this makes the very basic fish.

Now to make it more advanced what we can do is add another balloon.
And to do this we're going to make two small bubbles. Using two fingers, you pinch and twist, and you're going to do the ear twist. You bring that, fold that bubble in half and you twist it together upon itself.

So now, it looks like this. You do the same size bubble again. Pinch and twist. It'll do the ear twist again, on this bubble, fold it in half and twist it together.
Now the rest of the balloon we don't need so we'll cut the rest of it away with the scissors. And now, we're going to tie it together so that the rest of the balloon doesn't lose its air.
We're going to take this balloon and insert it onto this balloon. Very carefully put it on right about here, and with the rest of the white balloon we're not going to need it now. So, using the scissors we can cut it away and that gives us our balloon fish.

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