Creating balloon animals and sculptures is a popular hobby, mostly because it is sure to grab the attention of an audience. People tend to be fascinated that a straight balloon can be shaped and molded into complex characters and items.
Hobby Name: Balloon Twisting
Why It’s Cool: The animals and balloon models you twist bring joy to others.
Alternate Names: Balloon artist; Balloon twister; Balloon modeler; Balloon shaper
Years to Master: 1 to 3
Single balloons are often used to create dogs, giraffes and swords. Multiple balloons are often used to create penguins, masks, animals on trees, and more.
Things to get started: Balloons! You will need an assortment of colors! The most common size used for twisting is 2″ diameter and 60″ long referred to as a 260 balloon. You will need an inflation device such as an air pump. Blowing up each balloon by relying on your lungs can get tiring and is potentially dangerous.