How to Make a Balloon Bear

Learn how to make a balloon bear 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 the balloon bear. To do the bear you blow it up leaving about a three inch tail at the end. The end with the nozzle you’ll make a one inch bubble, pinch and twist, then about a two inch bubble pinch and twist. Now hold that in place against your body. And you’re going to make another, about a three inch bubble, pinch and twist, now you’ll make a one inch bubble
pinch and twist, a two inch bubble pinch and twist another one inch bubble pinch and twist and lastly another three inch bubble, pinch and twist.

From here, we’ve done a lot of work, but we need to take this third bubble, not one, two but three and the last one and come down and lock it together. Now, it’s okay if this one inch bubble goes away for a moment we can remake that in a moment. We’ll do the lock twist. Now with the small bubble, the two small bubbles here, we’ll do the ear twist. Fold it in half, pinch and twist carefully. Do the same thing with the other one fold it in half, pinch and twist.

Now we’ll reform that one inch bubble that we lost a moment ago, make sure is stays, and bring that end through these two balloons here, up and around, and
this gives us the head of the bear.

Now for the body you want to make a neck.
We do about another one inch bubble. Make a three inch bubble for the first leg, make the same thing, fold it in half, and lock twist. Make a two inch bubble for the body, make another three inch body, fold it in half, right here, pinch and twist, giving us our balloon bear.