Soon the temperature will cool down, the leaves will start to change color and the cider mills and apple orchards will be open for business. If you are a clever clown you will be out early to drum up some business for fall festivals and Halloween parties, so what better time than now to learn a couple of cool .
The Jack O’ Lantern Balloon:
This is a very simple balloon to make using one balloon, an Orange 321Q (or Bee Body Balloon), and the apple twist.
> I like to tell the kids I will make the face that looks just like them, drawing freckles or some little resemblance of the child, then proudly display the pumpkin stating it looks just like them.
> Sometimes the pumpkins like to tip over when you set them down, simply rub the bottom on your sleeve to create a little static charge and it will stick securely to a flat surface.
> In spring or for back-to-school, use a and draw a smiley face for a cute “apple” for the teacher!
Step 1: Partially inflate the balloon to about the size of small apple and tie it off.
Step 2a: Now for the apple twist. Push the knot up through the balloon with your index finger, with the thumb and index finger of the opposite hand; grip the knot through the balloon on the nozzle end.
Step 2b: Once you have gripped the knot, simply pull your finger out of the balloon and twist the knot into the stem several times and let go,
Your completed Apple Twist balloon should look like this.
Step 3: With a black magic marker draw your pumpkin face; you now have a fun little jack o’ lantern. Be creative and try different facial details.