Thursday, 31 January 2013

31st January - Little Horse

Nat suggested to me that the last day of each month should be saved for a big balloon model, This Horse really is this big, I promise its not been photo-shopped, Its made up of balloons sized 646 (6 inches x 46 inches). There are 7 balloons in this model, 4 in the body, then 2 x 260s to make up the mane and finally a 160 for the reins.

I took this to a show and gave it to a little girl, she was so pleased with it however I do wonder how she got on with getting it home. 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

30th January - Elephants

John requested Elephants the other day but I think my friend Julie will like these too, the large elephant is made of 5 balloons, a 260 for the trunk, 3 x 350s for the body, head and ears, plus a white 260 for the eyes. as for the little jumbo its just 4 balloons, its a 160 for the trunk, another for the eyes, then 2 grey 260s for the body, head and ears,  They are also bigger than they look, the big elephant was nearly a metre long from trunk to tail.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

29th January - Chainsaw

I was inspired to do this the other week when I heard a radio advert for the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre film (it will be a favourite for all the kids).
Its made from 7 balloon, 2 grey 160s make up the chain, a black 350 makes up the chain guide bar, 2 orange 260s make up the main section and then 2 black or brown 160s make up the handles.

Monday, 28 January 2013

28th January - Apple

I have mentioned the Apple twist in a few of my posts so far and I can hear the cry of a thousand viewers saying "Hey Rob, Why is it called an apple twist?" . . . . . . . . . .  oh, I didn't hear anything, never mind, I will show you anyway, this photo is why its called an apple twist, cute huh.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

27th January - Blue Whale

This is a blue whale, you can tell he is a blue whale because he is errr . . .  blue and he is a whale, also the person holding him has the worlds largest hands (not really, its me silly).

Bluey here (thats his name, Bluey) is made from 4 balloons (actually 2 and 2 halves), half a 350 for the body, a white 260 for the belly and tale, half a blue 260 for the tail and another whole blue 260 for the nose and fins.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

26th January - Triceratops

Its Dinotime again, this time a Triceratops, this one if made up of about 5 balloons (I cant remember but its around 5).

Friday, 25 January 2013

25th January - Tortoise

This Tortoise is made of 1 balloon, with the addition of an apple twist for his face you can get a nice mouth.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

24th January - Armadillo

Here is an Armadillo, I love Armadillos, I saw some in America once, they can hold their breath for 6 minutes and can jump really high. This one is made from 3 Balloons, there are  2 x 260s and 1x 160 (for the tail, ears and a few of the bands)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

23rd January - Tulips

You can make these simple tulips from any sized modelling balloons, these ones are 160s, its a simple apple twist (or is it a tulip twist?, I never know)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

22nd January - Koala

Koalas are cute, that is all I need to say about koalas, this one is made of just one 260 balloon.

Monday, 21 January 2013

21st January - Red Angry Bird

This is a first time balloon for me, I have never played the Angry birds game but hey, I figure I would have a go. He (or she?) is made of 6 balloons, 2 red 260s, 1 white 260, 1 yellow 260 (beak), 1 black 160 (eyebrows) and a white 160 (eyes).

Sunday, 20 January 2013

20th January - Norman Helmet

Here is a helmet to wear when you plan to recreate the Bayeux Tapestry, its a Norman helmet and is normally made from just 2 balloons, however I made this one from 3 balloons plus a small piece from a left over 160 balloon for the nose guard.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

19th January - Panda

Here is the first of a couple of Pandas I can make, I think this is a favourite, its made of just 1 balloon . . . . . no not really, that is just silly, would you believe it is made of 7 balloons, a mixture of white 260s, black 260s, a white 350 for the nose and part of the face, a beige 160 for the bamboo and a green 160 for the leaves.

Friday, 18 January 2013

18th January - Assault Rifle

I generally don't like making gun balloons for kids and usually refuse to make them when I am asked but I can make a few different ones, here is an assault rifle (or a super soaker), its just 2 balloons. Thanks to Sean for this design.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

17th January - Closed Flower

Not the type of flower I would normally make but I imagine if you were making a bunch of flowers a few of these mixed in might look quite good. 2 balloons for this one

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

16th January - Chick

This cute little Chick is made of 3 balloon, 1 yellow 260, a blue 160 and an orange 160. For those of you who are not into making balloons but are interested, a 160 balloon means it is 1 inch diameter and 60 inches long, a 260 balloon is 2 inches diameter and 60 inches long.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

15th January - Dolphin

I think my friend Phil will like this one, he like Dolphins, he has them on toast every morning (not really) its made of 3 balloons, 2 blues and 1 white.

Monday, 14 January 2013

14th January - Parrot

This parrot is made of 3 balloons however it can be made of just 1.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

13th January - Unicorn

Time for a mythological animal, its a unicorn, made out of 3 balloons.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

12th January - Sports Car

Here is a Sports Car, Brmmmmmmm, brmmmmm, It is made of 3 balloons, a large black balloon split up to make 4 wheels, then a green one and a yellow one. 

Friday, 11 January 2013

11th January - Owl

I make a couple of different owls, this is the more complicated one, it has 3 balloons, an orange one for the main body, white for the eyes and chest, then a yellow one for the beak and feet.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

10th January - Trophy

Today Darren and I visited the highest point of 30 London boroughs, it took over 15 hours so we made this trophy to celebrate.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

9th January - Moose

There is a Moose loose abooot this hoose, do do do do dodo do do do do do do do do dodo do do dooooo. 

Yes its a Moose, made of a 260 balloon and a 160 balloon for the antlers.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8th January - Bunny

Ahhh, look at the cute little bunny wunny, so cute and hopping about, look at him LOOK AT HIM I TELL YOU!!!!!

Anyway, he is made up of 4 balloons in total, thats 2 browns, 1 pink and 1 white.

Monday, 7 January 2013

7th January - Brachiosaurus

Its Dino time, and here is the first of several dinosaurs which will make an appearance, its a Brachiosaurus and is made of 3 Green balloons and 1 yellow balloon.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

6th January - Goldfish

Here is a Goldfish, it is made of just 2 balloons, you can get away with using just one balloon if you have orange eyes but it looks much better with the different coloured eyes.

Balloon Twist Goldfish

Saturday, 5 January 2013

5th January - Octopus

This is my Octopus, I used to make him with with white eyes but recently I started to use yellow or light green ones and no one seems to complain. He is made with 4 balloons of 1 colour for the body and legs and 1 balloon for the eyes.

Friday, 4 January 2013

4th January - Jester Hat

Here is the first of many hats that I make, I call it a Jester hat, I think that is the best description anyway. It is made up of 6 balloons.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

3rd January - Butterfly

This one was requested by Lindsey, it is made of 2 balloons, one balloon for the wings and first antenna, the second balloon for the body and other antenna.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2nd January - Giraffe

Here is a giraffe, he is made from just 1 x 260 balloon, kids love this one and is really easy to make.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

1st Jan - Pilchard the Cat

I have been thinking of a new daily project for some time now and in the back of my mind I have had the idea of balloons, When people ask me how many balloons models I can make I often reply with 4-5 hundred different balloon models, I know I can do at least 300 as I counted them up about 10 years ago however I am sure I can do lots more.

So here it is My Daily Balloon, Day 1 is a special request from Nat, Its Pilchard the Cat from the kids TV show Bob the Builder. He is made from 1 x 260 balloon.

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