Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 22:38:43 -0800
From: email@example.com (4everyoung)
Subject: STAR WARS!
Have I got Star Wars Balloons!
After weeks of thinking, experimenting and ,of course, popping, I have come up with some
pretty impressive Star Wars 260Q sculptures. I may be making a total fool of myself, I
have not been on the mailing list that long and am not sure that Star Wars sculptures
are not already posted.
So here goes nothing.
Darth Vader: (2 black 260Q’s, one red 260Q, 1 sheet black construction paper)
1- Make one typical human figure (will differentiate when you reach the neck, so don’t
go ahead of me), if you do not know how to make a human, e-mail me and I will point you
in the right direction.
2- by the time you have twisted the upper-half of the torso together, you should have
two long ends hanging out, these will become head and arms. Take one end and loop-twist
the size of a head (use your own judgement when making head size in proportion to the
body) continue to use up the rest of that end, making an arm. Use second end to make an
arm, (you will have a longer end than the other arm, since it was used partially to make
the head. Don’t worry, this excess will be used) arms should be the same length, let
the extra slack (lack of a better term) stick out from underneath the hand: this will be
the handle of his light saber. Inflate red 260Q to length of desired light saber: again,
use your own judgement. Twist light saber into hand with handle until secure.
3- Cut out a 1″x2″ rectangle from c. paper, fold in half lengthwise cut as shown.
_ | \ | \<----cut made on this diagonal | | | |<---folded edge |___|
Unfold and staple to acute corners together, should have a small hat that can be taped
to head of figure. Trust me, it will look better in combination with grill face mask
4- Cut out following pattern, can't think of lengths off hand but it should cover bottom
portion of figure's "face".
/\ / \ / || \ / |||| \ | |||||| | | |||||| | <--after cutting fold horizontally across here |_||||||_| ***These should all be continuous cuts
Tape to front bottom area of figure's "face"
Take remaining construction paper, (you should have a lot left) and make a cape, attach
as you best see fit: stapler, tape
VOILA Darth Vader, come on use your imagiation!
MAKE A YELLOW HUMAN FIGURE AND DRAW ON IT UNTIL IT LOOKS LIKE HIM
Yoda: 1 green 260Q, one black/white 260Q
Inflate green, leaving 10 inches un. Twist into 1" bubble, make 3"- loop twist with ear
twist in middle, pull 1" bubble through loop almost all the way,
_ ____| | (____)O(******remainder of balloon******* |_|
inflate second balloon, leaving 3-4" un.
make 1" bubble, ear twist with one 3/4" bubble, make a 3-4" loop twist:
twist a second ear twist next to first one://\\ ||||
Thread remainder of green balloon through loop of body, make second loop twist from
green balloon (also with ear twist in center, at same level), pull remainder of ballon
through loop, tie off and cut off flat excess, twist the 2 ear twists together in the
green ballon so the two loops are secured to eachother, forming yoda's head sitting on
to of his body_ _ ___| | |___ (___)(|)(___) |_|_| | | __|_|__ (___|___)
AGAIN, USE YOUR IMAGINATION, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE HIM IN REAL LIFE
If you can't understand any instructions, please e-mail me, I will be happy to explaino o \_O_/ |K| // \\ _| |_