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Short video on a very simple technique: the loop.

We have already used this very common balloon shape while making the sword, the frog and the penguin.

This tutorial is in two parts, the first one is a detailed video which is followed by a step by step photo guide. Last but not least, a comment section is now available if you need support.

 

Video Tutorial

Video in French, with English subtitles (if captions do not automatically display in your favorite language, you simply need to modify YouTube parameters at the bottom right of the video screen).

Hello !

Today, we will learn a very simple technique: The loop !

Générally, we make a loop right after another bubble, whatever the size of the bubble.

To make a loop, we simply have to bend the balloon, and then, to determine the size of the loop, do exactly what we learned with the classic bubble: Press and turn !
 
To lock it, we simply have to join and hold together the two extremities of the loop, while we make it rotate a few times on itself, this way.

And that's all there is to it!

See you very soon, for a new lesson... with Môssieur Ballon!

 

 

Step-By-Step Photo Guide

 

making balloon twisting loops, step 1
1- To practice, inflate a balloon to any length.
making balloon twisting loops, step 2
2- Then start with a bubble, of any size.
making balloon twisting loops, step 3
3- With the portion of balloon following the bubble, form a large loop.
making balloon twisting loops, step 4
4- To mark the length of your loop, press on the balloon and twist it (as if you were forming a huge roundish bubble).
making balloon twisting loops, step 5
5- Hold the bubble against the remaining portion of balloon and twist the bubble several times around its base.
making balloon twisting loops, step 6
6- This gives us a loop. It's really that simple!
making balloon twisting loops, step 7
7- Now, if the loop is large enough and supple enough (i.e. if it's not too compressed), it can even be divided into two parts. To do this, flatten the loop bringing its center towards its base…
making balloon twisting loops, step 8
8- Press the center of the loop against its base so as to form a crease (and the start of two small loops) then twist one of the two small loops around its base, which will block the whole thing together.
making balloon twisting loops, last step
9- And here are our two small loops!

 

 

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