To do the goldfish you will need a round
balloon and a long 260 balloon. The round balloon could be any
color, but I like to use gold or orange to make a goldfish. But
any color will do.
-- Blow up the round balloon three quarters of the way,
-- Place the balloon between your legs, making sure the knot is facing
the ground. This will take two hands. Grab less then half the
balloon and twist, figure 1. Don't let go. Twist 3-4 times all
the way around. If you did it right your balloon will look like
figure 2. Remember hang on to both sides of the balloon or it
not worry it will not break. Why didn't it break? There is space
at the end of the balloon for the extra air. That is why we
only blow the balloon up three quarters of the way. Don't forget
to tie the balloon otherwise all the air comes out.
-- This will look like it's going to break, but it won't. Your
balloon should still look like figure 2. Place the balloon between
your legs, knot facing the ground. The big part of the balloon
is between your legs the small part is in your hands. Take the
small part and twist it in half. That's right, split the small
balloon in half and twist it 2-4 times all around, If you twist
it right, the balloon will stay twisted. You will be able to let
go and the balloon will look like figure 3. Good job if it does,
if not keep trying.
If yours looks like
this congratulations, you have just made the body of the goldfish
If not, keep trying.
-- This is where you will need to blow up the 260 balloon. That's
the long skinny balloon that you can buy at your local trick shop.
Blow the balloon up three quarters of the way. Make a bubble that
is 4-5 inches long and twist. Remember to hang on to both sides
of the balloon; otherwise it will untwist.
-- Look at figure 4. You will need to take the knot of the balloon
and twist it around the end of the first bubble. This will make
the tail of the goldfish.
-- Take the tail and wrap this around the knot on the round balloon.
The goldfish body; look at figure 5. Then wrap the 260 balloon all the
way to the lips of the goldfish and twist them together. Take
the remaining 260 balloon and wrap the balloon from the lips all the
way back to the tail and twist them together. Make a bubble that is
4-5 inches long. Bend the bubble in half and twist it in the tail.
This should make the bottom of the tail.
If you still have some balloon left over,
twist a small bubble at the very end of the balloon and with an adult
supervision cut the small bubble. Tie the end of the balloon
and twist the remaining balloon around the tail
Hey you did
it, you have made your very own goldfish.