This balloon sailboat, which is very easy to make, and which can actually sail for real on the water, is inaugurating a new tutorial format: Learn How to twist a balloon in less than 3 minutes!
As usual, this article is divided into two complementary sections: a detailled video tutorial followed by a step by step photo guide. Last but not least, a comment section is available at the end of this tutorial.
- 1 twisting balloon 260
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).
Good morning !
Today we will inaugurate
a new tutorial format called:
(Learn to) twist a balloon in less than 3 minutes!
So, in order to keep the timing,
I'll talk less than usual.
And what that means, for the beginners among you,
is that you may first have to study
some of the tutorials that are in the section
for the basic balloon twisting techniques
which I put in the description, under the video.
This new tutorial was requested
on my mailbox, by Marie,
whom I salute in passing.
And without further ado,
here is how to make a balloon sailboat,
in less than 3 minutes!
For the balloon, I chose a blue 260.
We must ensure that about
the width of a hand, will not be inflated.
Let's thin out the balloon a bit.
We start with a small bubble
followed by a second small bubble
which will be transformed into a pinch-twist.
We then hold the balloon knot securely
to transform the 1st bubble into a pinch-twist as well
we measure the length of a balloon
to have it a little larger than the width of the hand
and we bend the balloon at that level.
We'll finish the loop by making a fold
that we will secure through the two pinch-twists
Now let's make a second identical loop,
and to achieve this, the best method
it is to align it against the first one.
Notice the circular motion I'm making
with the balloon, in order to avoid unnecessary friction.
We rearrange the 2 loops and the 2 pinch-twists,
so that the rest of the balloon stands straight up
like a mast, right in the middle of a boat.
Here it is, like this!
We then push the rest of the air
to the end of the balloon.
We make an oval bubble at the end of the remaining balloon,
and divided it into two small bubbles of identical size,
we then transform the middle bubble into a pinch-twist.
We make a fold at the bottom of the mast,
in order to be able to secure the two bubbles that we just made.
Here again, with a circular movement,
to avoid unnecessary friction.
Now we just have to transform
this last loop into a triangle.
For that, we will need to make angles,
the first angle to form the top of the sail,
and the second angle, to form the side of the sail.
There you go, you learned how to make a balloon sailboat,
in less than 3 minutes!!
Oh, my oh my, it floats for real!
And not only does it float...it's unsinkable!
And There you go ! I hope you liked this new format.
Do not hesitate, like Mary did, to tell me which tutorial
you would like me to do next time,
And I'll conclude with: "See you very soon!"
"For another lesson... with Môssieur Ballon!"
Step-By-Step Photo Guide
How to Make a Balloon Sailboat
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