From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Nov 2 16:08:58 1995 id AA24999; Thu, 2 Nov 95 15:57:40 EST Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 14:57:21 -0600 From: beaverson sheena k
To: email@example.com Subject: Re: more money... In-Reply-To: Message-Id: On Thu, 2 Nov 1995, Jon Norris wrote: > One question; > > My butterfly has antennae. Blow a 4 inch bubble in a 260 - tie off. Twist > bubble in half and squeeze one of them to the other end. This takes > approximately an hour and a half, and I NEVER exaggerate, EVER. What am I > doing wrong? It's not as simple as the poodle tail. Joe, At IBAC Roayal showed us a great butterfly (anybody catching on yet that Royal and Patty are just awesome?) Haven't made one in awhile, so I'll try to wing it. (ha ha, butterfly...wing...get it?) Inflate two balloons partially. Leave enough uninflated to leave room for a poodle-tail ball on the end of an antennae. (sort of a personal preference, depending on the length of antennae you like...I leave mine a little long so they'll bop around.) So now you have two balloons, each with a bubble at the end of a long tail (at the nipple). Now, twist a small 1-inch bubble at the nozzle-end of one of the balloons. Twist a slightly larger bubble (2-3 inch) at the nozzle-end of the second balloons. Now twist the two balloons together. The smaller 1-inch bubble is the head, the longer bubble is the body. Now, form a long loop with the remainder of each balloon, and wrap base of the antennae around the head-body joining twist. Manuver the antennae around to where you like em. Now make each long loop a heart-shape, and you've got an easy-quick, great looking two-balloon butterfly. (Esp. after you draw on big warm eyes and a kooky smile) While Royal and Patty's multi-ballon creations are spectacular, this little butterfly was just about my favorite thing that I learned at IBAC. BUT: (is this already in the FAQ?) to address your question directly...inflate a 260 with your 4-inch bubble, as you state above. (I'd use a smaller amount of air, but again, that's just my preference) Twist that bubble of air in 1/2...thus isolating 1/2 of the air in a bubble at the nozzle-end. Wrap your fingers around the uninflated long portion of the balloon... and SQUEEZE the other 1/2 of the air. The only place you've left it to go is through the thin tube of balloon confined by your fingers to the other end (of which you've left a small portion poking out of your fist). This leaves you with an quick and easy double-poodle tail suitable for antennae. Remember, do ALL your poodle tails this way, never suck the balloon...(I KNOW that's gotta be in the FAQ) I've seen another twister make a one-balloon version of the above butterfly, and then add this separate antennae. It's cute. Hope this helps :) sheena k.