By Hans Siemons
|I just loved Simon the Rabbit from Alberto Falcone, CBA featured
in Balloon Magic the magazine issue 24. Feature I liked best was using a 5″ round for
cheeks. I’ve started playing with that idea and came up with this variation. Using a
5″ round is a great alternative for using the “standard” loop twists for
cheeks. I hope this rabbit will be of use to you for easter! Comments and suggestions?
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and happy easter
to you all!
|Balloons needed :
|1 5″ round white; 1 5″ round hot rose; 1
5″ round black;
1 6″ heart white;
1 160q white;
4 260q white.
|Inflate a white 260q leaving a short tail. 2
bubbles, locked together with the nozzle form one foot.
|Followed up by a small loop twist.
|Break of remainder. Don’t let the air go out of the
remainder. Tie that off.
|And with the remainder make the 2nd foot.
|Underinflate the white 6″ heart.
|Twist of a small bubble from one of the lobes.
|Lock one foot onto the small bubble.
|Another bubble from the other lobe.
|And lock foot 2 into place.
|Underinflate a white 5″ round to about 4
|Split in half.
|A bubble, pinch twist, and another bubble make the
top of the head. Locktwisted using the nozzle.
|Follow up by 2 more bubbles for the nose.
|Lock the white 5″ round into place.
|At the back make a little pinch twist. It’s not
needed to stabilize things but it just looks neater.
|Under inflate the hot rose 5″ round.
|Split in half and locked in place on top of the nose
part makes the eyes. Googley eyes would also work great on this sculpture.
|Underinflate a black 5″ round for the tip of
the nose. And make 2 little bubbles from the white 160q for teeth.
|The tip of the nose is attached to, surprise
surprise, the tip of the nose. Just wrap the nozzle through the locktwist a few times and
it will stay.
|The teeth are connected to the same point.
|Inflate the tip of a red 260q for a tongue.
|And lock it in place. The tongue is not just an
extra, it also cleans up an otherwise ugly spot.
|Make a figure 8 from a fully inflated white 260Q for
using as ears.
|Shape them by squeezing and bending them.
|Lock the ears in place at the pinch twist on top of
|Twist of a bubble for the neck at the bottom of the
head and deflate the remainder. Tie off.
|For the arms and hands blow up a white 260q leaving
a short tail. The hands are 2 bubbles locked into place using the nozzle.
|Followed up by 2 pinch twists.
|Twist of a bubble for one arm, followed by a
stabilizer pinch twist and another arm.
|Make a hand exactly like you did the first one and
cut of any remainder.
|Tie the head onto the nozzle of the 6″ heart.
|Put the arms in place. Draw on eyes and voila.
There’s your rabbit!