We briefly went over this idea of folding balloons recently, during the penguin tutorial, and earlier during the sword tutorial.
Now we're going to do an in-depth review of how to make angles with balloons...
Acute angles, right angles and obtuse angles. But with balloons, it's a lot more fun than in school!
And as you'll see in the next videos, where we'll go back to creating balloon figurines, it's a very useful skill, along with making curves, for putting the finishing touches on a balloon sculpture.
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Hi! How do you make angles with balloons?
First, take the part of the balloon where you want to form the angle, and secure it between your hands, so that the balloon will be folded between your palms.
Then, you press until the folded part of the balloon disappears between your two palms. Sometimes you can even hear a little "pop" sound.
You then, very gently, let the fold out from between the palm of your hands by opening them slightly.
Then, you gently ease back on the rest of the balloon, and there you have it! That's generally enough to make an angle.
Now, if you want to refine your angle to make it even pointier, you take the balloon in one hand, with the folded angle showing between your thumb and forefinger.
You pinch the angle with the other hand until there's almost no more air in it, just a bit of latex between your fingers. You then rotate that bit of latex, held tightly between your fingers.
Then release it gently, so that air gradually comes back in. And then, ease back on the rest of the balloon.
Voila! As always, practice on your own before going on to another lesson with Mossieur Ballon.
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