How to Make a Balloon Dog Puppy

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Balloon pump, qualatex balloons, and sharpie

Balloon pump, qualatex balloons, and sharpie

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Inflate one balloon to approx 10" and tie off remaining balloon .  Inflate second balloon to approx  22" (leaving approx 5" tail)

Inflate one balloon to approx 10" and tie off remaining balloon . Inflate second balloon to approx 22" (leaving approx 5" tail)

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Cut off excess balloon (from the short one only)  after tying off

Cut off excess balloon (from the short one only) after tying off

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Make a chain of 4 bubbles- approx 2", 2", .5", 2".

Make a chain of 4 bubbles- approx 2", 2", .5", 2".

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Twist together bubbles # 2 & #4 .   Always twist 3 times (in the same direction)

Twist together bubbles # 2 & #4 . Always twist 3 times (in the same direction)

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Front view

Front view

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Twist a half inch bubble and hold it while you twist the next bubbles...

Twist a half inch bubble and hold it while you twist the next bubbles...

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3 bubble chain with : .5" , 1.5" , 1.5".  These are the neck and front legs.

3 bubble chain with : .5" , 1.5" , 1.5". These are the neck and front legs.

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Twist together the two 1.5" bubbles (again in the same direction and 3 times)

Twist together the two 1.5" bubbles (again in the same direction and 3 times)

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Twist a 2" section for the tummy and  hold it while you twist the legs

Twist a 2" section for the tummy and hold it while you twist the legs

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Make a 3- bubble chain : 2", 1.5", 1.5".  Twist the two 1.5" bubbles together for the back legs as you did for the front legs.  Make sure that something is left for the tail.

Make a 3- bubble chain : 2", 1.5", 1.5". Twist the two 1.5" bubbles together for the back legs as you did for the front legs. Make sure that something is left for the tail.

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Straighten out all the groups of bubbles

Straighten out all the groups of bubbles

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Twist the tail in half-  making sure to leave a bubble against back legs to hold it together (and be the back end)

Twist the tail in half- making sure to leave a bubble against back legs to hold it together (and be the back end)

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Squeeze top bubble into uninflated portion of the balloon

Squeeze top bubble into uninflated portion of the balloon

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If possible, tie off top bubble

If possible, tie off top bubble

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Here we are... ready for the ears

Here we are... ready for the ears

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Take bubble at the top of the head - lift and squeeze the bubble, while gently twisting 3 times in the same direction

Take bubble at the top of the head - lift and squeeze the bubble, while gently twisting 3 times in the same direction

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It should look like a bean

It should look like a bean

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View from the front

View from the front

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Take second balloon and fold in half

Take second balloon and fold in half

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And twist at the center ...

And twist at the center ...

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Attach to top of head at  connection made by pinch twist

Attach to top of head at connection made by pinch twist

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Gently give the ears a little shape by bending in half and then releasing

Gently give the ears a little shape by bending in half and then releasing

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Do both ears

Do both ears

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Add artwork w/ sharpie and voila!  a cute little balloon puppy dog

Add artwork w/ sharpie and voila! a cute little balloon puppy dog

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Copyright Balloon Utopia tm  2012.  Www.balloonutopia.com

Copyright Balloon Utopia tm 2012. Www.balloonutopia.com

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