Some Kids Learn Balloon Twisting

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					Kids learn balloon twisting as a popular and artistic pursuit which entertains and
delights children and adults alike. Balloon twisting or balloon modeling can be
learned by studying a series of illustrations and video showing technique at various
skill levels.

People who adopt balloon twisting or modeling are called Twisters and usually work
in areas where they entertain children, visiting parties or as buskers, clowns or
restaurant entertainers. There are two main types of balloon twisting. The first is
where you make the entire model out of one balloon and the other is where you
incorporate two or more balloons in a more intricate sculpture which can be quite
multi-colored and dimensional.

Traditionally balloon twisters would inflate the balloons using their own breath. This
can be rather hazardous for the balloon twister; balloons, can explode in their face, it
is a challenge for older balloon twisters to keep blowing them up using their own
breath and there is always the question of hygiene. Parents in particular do not like the
idea of their children handling something that has been in the balloon twisters mouth
and if the balloon bursts, there is a risk of germs being spread.

These days they use either a hand pump, a battery operated or electric pump or a
compressed gas tank which contains either air or nitrogen. This type of balloon does
not work with helium for two reasons. Firstly the designs are generally too heavy to
float and the balloons designed for twisting are too porous for helium anyway.

Small balloons like this can present a choking hazard for small children and to this
end, these balloons now carry warnings printed on them. The balloon twister will
generally not want to be a bad role model for the child to put the balloon into their
own mouths and copy the balloon twister, so this is another reason why most prefer to
use pumps to inflate balloons now. Balloons come in a rainbow range of colors and to
complete the equipment that you will need along with a pump is a non-toxic marker to
draw on the balloons after you have made your creation.

There are many books, DVDs and websites you can visit that will give you
step-by-step instructions as to how to create your balloon sculptures, some are better
than others so choose carefully. Balloon twisting instructions are what is required,
using the visual learning techniques offer by some online businesses will be all you
need.

				
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