Balloon Basics 09 – Making a Balloon Curl from a 160Q


Welcome to Balloon basics! This week Mark Drury is going to show us how to make a balloon curl from a 160Q.

To start with, Mark takes the elasticity out of the 160Q balloon by inflating it and letting it down again. This is important, as you will need the balloon to “forget” its original shape in order to make it “remember” a new one. If you need a tying point at the end then make sure not to inflate the balloon all the way, the uninflated bit will still remember its straight shape.


The next step is to wrap the balloon around something cylindrical like a balloon pump or your fingers. This is easier to do with a friend but you can do it alone. When wrapping around the object, be sure to keep the balloon flat as any twists will prevent the balloon from inflating properly.


Next, simply inflate the balloon and you have a spiral 160Q! If you are struggling to do this on your own, you can use a cylindrical object like a stand or Lomey pedestal. Tie another 160Q around the object and put the tip of your balloon underneath to secure it. After that, simply wrap your 160Q around the object like before and inflate.

That’s it for this week, see you next time!


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