How to Make a Balloon Flower

Learn how to make a balloon flower 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. I'll show you how to make a flower. To make the flower you blow up a green balloon all the way. You are going to hold the balloon right here and your going to fold the nozzle point to about the half way point of the balloon and then everything here, you'll also bring down like so. Now you're going to pinch and twist the center point here like so. This gives us the first part of the flower. To do the second half, what you're going to need is another balloon. Now you're going to blow up this balloon leaving about a 4 inch tail. What we're going to do is just like the elephant ears we are going to perform a the loop twists. Form a small loop here, pinch and twist. Now to keep that in place, because sometimes it likes to come undone, you bring this nozzle in between the loop like so. That just keeps it in place. Now we're going to make some more loops about the same size. Loop and twist, loop and twist, loop and twist, and one more, using the rest of the balloon here to keep it, the last one in place. Loop and twist and again you can bring this end, bring it through the loop just to keep it in place. Now, it doesn't look like much, but once we get it on the other balloon you, you'll see what I mean. We are going to take this balloon and put it on the end of here. To do that we're going to take our two fingers, make a 1 inch bubble at the tip of the green balloon and we're going to put this right in the folds of the red balloon. To do that you very carefully maneuver the other bubbles around it and you bring the red balloon around that green tip to be the petals of the flower. So it'll look like this. Now to add a little more character to this what you might want to do is we'll fold this part of the stem here and squeeze it, just a little bit, not too tight, we don't want to pop it,and then we bring it up so that it will look like the balloon flower.

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