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Balloon pump, qualatex balloons, and sharpie

Balloon pump, qualatex balloons, and sharpie

Inflate one balloon to approx 10" and tie off remaining balloon .  Inflate second balloon to approx  22" (leaving approx 5" tail)

Inflate one balloon to approx 10" and tie off remaining balloon . Inflate second balloon to approx 22" (leaving approx 5" tail)

Cut off excess balloon (from the short one only)  after tying off

Cut off excess balloon (from the short one only) after tying off

Make a chain of 4 bubbles- approx 2", 2", .5", 2".

Make a chain of 4 bubbles- approx 2", 2", .5", 2".

Twist together bubbles # 2 & #4 .   Always twist 3 times (in the same direction)

Twist together bubbles # 2 & #4 . Always twist 3 times (in the same direction)

Front view

Front view

Twist a half inch bubble and hold it while you twist the next bubbles...

Twist a half inch bubble and hold it while you twist the next bubbles...

3 bubble chain with : .5" , 1.5" , 1.5".  These are the neck and front legs.

3 bubble chain with : .5" , 1.5" , 1.5". These are the neck and front legs.

Twist together the two 1.5" bubbles (again in the same direction and 3 times)

Twist together the two 1.5" bubbles (again in the same direction and 3 times)

Twist a 2" section for the tummy and  hold it while you twist the legs

Twist a 2" section for the tummy and hold it while you twist the legs

Make a 3- bubble chain : 2", 1.5", 1.5".  Twist the two 1.5" bubbles together for the back legs as you did for the front legs.  Make sure that something is left for the tail.

Make a 3- bubble chain : 2", 1.5", 1.5". Twist the two 1.5" bubbles together for the back legs as you did for the front legs. Make sure that something is left for the tail.

Straighten out all the groups of bubbles

Straighten out all the groups of bubbles

Twist the tail in half-  making sure to leave a bubble against back legs to hold it together (and be the back end)

Twist the tail in half- making sure to leave a bubble against back legs to hold it together (and be the back end)

Squeeze top bubble into uninflated portion of the balloon

Squeeze top bubble into uninflated portion of the balloon

If possible, tie off top bubble

If possible, tie off top bubble

Here we are... ready for the ears

Here we are... ready for the ears

Take bubble at the top of the head - lift and squeeze the bubble, while gently twisting 3 times in the same direction

Take bubble at the top of the head - lift and squeeze the bubble, while gently twisting 3 times in the same direction

It should look like a bean

It should look like a bean

View from the front

View from the front

Take second balloon and fold in half

Take second balloon and fold in half

And twist at the center ...

And twist at the center ...

Attach to top of head at  connection made by pinch twist

Attach to top of head at connection made by pinch twist

Gently give the ears a little shape by bending in half and then releasing

Gently give the ears a little shape by bending in half and then releasing

Do both ears

Do both ears

Add artwork w/ sharpie and voila!  a cute little balloon puppy dog

Add artwork w/ sharpie and voila! a cute little balloon puppy dog

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  • 2.0 "260" balloons
  • Balloon pump
  • Sharpie marker
  • Scissors