This an introduction and faqs article on, How to Make Balloon Animals. Making balloon animals is a great way to entertain kids and adults alike. It's easy to learn how to make balloon animals and can provide hours of fun at events, parties and family reunions. You can be the hero and the person everyone remembers for very little expense and a bit of balloon animal instructions. First thing your going to need is..wait for it..BALLOONS ! That's right. Please make sure you get the proper animal balloons. Currently the best quality stuff is made by Qualatex and Betallic. As for size, you should start with the basics. The two most common animal balloons are the 260 and 160. Simply put, the 260 when inflated is 2 inches x 60 inches and the 160 is 1 inch x 60 inches. Easy stuff isn't it. Now don't go off and get 1,000s of animal balloons in every color to start. You can buy an assorted bag of 100 for about 8 bucks. Start small and learn. Listen up ! This tip is going to help you the most. Get a balloon pump. Let me repeat that. Get a balloon pump. You don't want to be at your first big gig and pass out from making balloon animals. Embarrassing. You also do not want to pass around germs to everyone. Not Cool. It's so much faster to pump a couple of times and you can still talk to your audience. Yes you will have an audience. In fact, get a backup pump just in case. Now you need to have somebody show you how to make the balloon animals. If you know a friend or relative that can do this for you, great. You could also find a professional balloon twister. They will probably teach you for a nominal fee. That is unless they think you will be cutting into their living. These folks charge anywhere from 50 to 100 bucks an hour to do shows. There is a lot of information on the internet but it doesn't seem to be overly instructive for a beginner. I found that the absolute best way to learn how to make balloon animals is to use video. I hope this was of some help to you.