Date: Fri, 27 Jun 97 17:49:54 UT
From: "Alexandre Guterman"
Well I just wanted to share with you something that I ussualy make for the
birthday kid apart from a hat.
Balloon Boy's Lollipop
Okay you will need 3 260Q's
Colors 1 red
The lollipop uses the same principle as the ears in my Mickey except with two
balloons.Now for the head of the lollipop (the edible part) I ussually use red
and white because it looks sort of like the ussual speriment swirl.
Inflate both red and white 260 leaving about 3-4 inches uninflated (you just
want to make sure you have enough balloon to go around). Take the red balloon
twist a 1.5inch loop twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist.
| | | -> loop twist
|_ | _|
(_) -> ear twist
Wrap the nozzle of the white balloon around the ear twist.Now take this
balloon around the 1.5inch loop twist and lock it at the red ear twist.Once
again twist a 1inch pinch twist in the white balloon.Just to be safe don't
deflate the white balloon yet.
/ _____ \ --> balloon wraped around the initial 1.5 inch loop twist
/ / \_ \
( (----------(__) --> 2 one inch pinch twists (other pinch twist is on
\ \_____ / / side)
Finally bring the rest of the red balloon around again and lock it with either
pinch twist.Deflate the rest of both balloons tie off and rid yourself of
/ ______ \
/ / ____ \ \
/ / / \_\ / Three rings
( ( (---------(__) Two pinch twists ( The other pinch twist in the
\ \ \_____/ /\ is on the other side of the ear, it can't be seen from
\ \_______/ / this view
Bring both ear twist to one side.Inflate the yellow (the stick) leaving 2
inches uninflated.Wrapr the nozzle around the two pinch twists and now twist
two 2 inch loop twists.The side with the two pinch twists is the back of the
lollipop.If you turn the lollipop over to the front you might notice the gap
and the lollipop not straight but on an angle.Just twist a big 1inch pinch
twist and move above the loop twist to fit in the gap, bring the rest of the
balloon back and you have your lollipop.
/ ______ \ _
/ / ____ \ \ / \
/ / / \_\ /| | | _____________________________________
( ( (---------(__) _ ______________________________________)
\ \ \_____/ /\ | | |
\ \_______/ / \_/
To some it looks more like a flower but I ussually pantomine the licking of
the lollipop and they are convinved. It might look more like a lollipop
without the two loop twists on the stick but I make them more for stability.
The Balloon Boy