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How to Make a Balloon Tiger

Learn how to make a balloon tiger 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. And now, I'll show you how to make a balloon tiger. To make the tiger you blow it up leaving about a six inch tail at the end. Now we are going to make about a two and a half inch nozzle at the end. Pinch and twist. Now you make two small bubbles. Pinch and twist. Pinch and twist about the same size. And now you do another two inch bubble, again holding it against the side of your body so they don't come apart. Pinch and twist so it looks like this. Now we are going to lock twist the first small bubble and the last bubble you just made and lock twist them together like this. Now we will make the same two small bubbles. Pinch and twist. Pinch and twist and make one more big bubble. Pinch and twist. Now you do that lock twist again. Bring them down and lock them together. Now you are going to do that special twist with this bubble and this bubble. We will do the ear twist. Fold it in half and twist. Now do the same thing with this bubble. Fold it in half and twist. That gives us the ears of the tiger. Now we will make a two inch bubble about the same size as the nose. Pinch and twist and you are going to lock those two together. Fold them up here, take the nozzle, wrap it around. Now you are going to take the nozzle right here and put it inside the space in between these bubbles. That just makes sure that it doesn't come undone. Now you are going to make another two inch bubble. Pinch and twist and you are going to bring this up and around between the two eyes here. Like this and that gives us the head of the tiger. Now we are going to make one more bubble the same size as the nose, about a two and a half inch bubble. Pinch and twist. And now you are going to make some two inch bubbles for the legs. Pinch and twist to make the same size bubble again fold it down here and lock twist together. Now we are going to make the body. Fold twist, pinch and twist another one for the back leg and one more and we are going to lock them together. Bring them down here and twist the back legs and this gives us the balloon tiger.

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