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How to make a balloon obama parody

No political agenda here, just a balloonicature of someone that most people know ;-)

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Here are the supplies- warning this is not a beginner design.  some of the techniques may be challenging for novices

Here are the supplies- warning this is not a beginner design. some of the techniques may be challenging for novices

Inflate 1 mocha, 2 black, & 1 chocolate brown leaving a 4" tail.  Be sure to give it a good burp.  Also inflate the white balloon to about 11".  Cut the other mocha balloon in half and tie off end.

Inflate 1 mocha, 2 black, & 1 chocolate brown leaving a 4" tail. Be sure to give it a good burp. Also inflate the white balloon to about 11". Cut the other mocha balloon in half and tie off end.

Inflate the two half mocha balloons to about 5"

Inflate the two half mocha balloons to about 5"

Inflate the white 5" balloon to about 1" and put just over a puff of air in the red one

Inflate the white 5" balloon to about 1" and put just over a puff of air in the red one

Take the mocha balloon and twist off a 1- 1.5" bubble.  This will be the ear... Since its a balloonicature parody of Obama it's ok for the ears to be a little big

Take the mocha balloon and twist off a 1- 1.5" bubble. This will be the ear... Since its a balloonicature parody of Obama it's ok for the ears to be a little big

Pinch twist the bubble

Pinch twist the bubble

Make a 4" bubble and then a second 1-1.5" bubble

Make a 4" bubble and then a second 1-1.5" bubble

Pinch twist this bubble as well for the second ear and anchor point

Pinch twist this bubble as well for the second ear and anchor point

Double back and twist into ear at other side

Double back and twist into ear at other side

Make the next few  bubbles softer so they won't pop from the pressure.  There should be 5 bubbles total.

Make the next few bubbles softer so they won't pop from the pressure. There should be 5 bubbles total.

Another view of all 5 bubbles

Another view of all 5 bubbles

And another angle....   After making sure that balloon is secure, cut off extra piece from just above the ear.  Do not discard- you will need for next step

And another angle.... After making sure that balloon is secure, cut off extra piece from just above the ear. Do not discard- you will need for next step

Inflate a small bubble at the nipple end of the scrap and tie close to bubble, leaving tail intact.  Set aside

Inflate a small bubble at the nipple end of the scrap and tie close to bubble, leaving tail intact. Set aside

Take chocolate brown balloon

Take chocolate brown balloon

Tie in to ear from nozzle- this will become hair.

Tie in to ear from nozzle- this will become hair.

Go from one side to the other and twist into ear

Go from one side to the other and twist into ear

Once more

Once more

And third times the charm

And third times the charm

Cut off excess

Cut off excess

Like so...

Like so...

Take small white balloon and mocha scrap

Take small white balloon and mocha scrap

Twist white balloon in half using nozzle to secure

Twist white balloon in half using nozzle to secure

And tie to mocha bubble

And tie to mocha bubble

Like so...  Leave tails attached

Like so... Leave tails attached

Put the eyes and nose between the forehead and lips

Put the eyes and nose between the forehead and lips

Like this...  Be sure to pull out the tail from the nose as this is how you will attach the head

Like this... Be sure to pull out the tail from the nose as this is how you will attach the head

Now take the two black balloons

Now take the two black balloons

Twist off a 9" section on each balloon and give it a little bend.

Twist off a 9" section on each balloon and give it a little bend.

And twist them together

And twist them together

Now make a small set of bubbles under the arms

Now make a small set of bubbles under the arms

And pinch twist them

And pinch twist them

Twist off 9" bubbles from both balloons and twist together

Twist off 9" bubbles from both balloons and twist together

And twist off small bubbles under the body

And twist off small bubbles under the body

Squeeze together and pinch twist

Squeeze together and pinch twist

Like so..

Like so..

Twist basic loops at base of legs.  It's ok if feet are a little big- he's got big shoes to fill ;-)

Twist basic loops at base of legs. It's ok if feet are a little big- he's got big shoes to fill ;-)

Do the same on both sides

Do the same on both sides

Here's the body base

Here's the body base

Take white balloon and twist off a small bubble

Take white balloon and twist off a small bubble

And make a second one the same size and twist together

And make a second one the same size and twist together

And pinch twist them

And pinch twist them

Attach to body

Attach to body

Like so

Like so

And bring down to bottom, wrap around a few times and cut off excess after making sure its secure

And bring down to bottom, wrap around a few times and cut off excess after making sure its secure

Like this

Like this

Now take the little mocha pieces

Now take the little mocha pieces

And make a little dog head (.5" bubble, and 2 1" bubble twisted together )

And make a little dog head (.5" bubble, and 2 1" bubble twisted together )

Like so

Like so

Do the same on the other hand

Do the same on the other hand

Like this

Like this

Make sure the balloon is secure and then cut off excess of both balloons

Make sure the balloon is secure and then cut off excess of both balloons

And attach it to arm using nozzle of black balloon

And attach it to arm using nozzle of black balloon

Like this

Like this

Cut off the extra bits and do the same to the other arm

Cut off the extra bits and do the same to the other arm

Now put on the head using the tail from the mocha

Now put on the head using the tail from the mocha

Like this (you kind of sew it in)

Like this (you kind of sew it in)

We're getting there.  Time for details...

We're getting there. Time for details...

Take the little red balloon and stuff it in his mouth

Take the little red balloon and stuff it in his mouth

And add a red balloon scrap for the tie

And add a red balloon scrap for the tie

Twist the feet together and position hips to help him stand

And there is the 44th presidential parody Copyright Balloon Utopia tm  2012.  Www.balloonutopia.com

And there is the 44th presidential parody Copyright Balloon Utopia tm 2012. Www.balloonutopia.com

Copyright Balloon Utopia tm  2012.  Www.balloonutopia.com

Copyright Balloon Utopia tm 2012. Www.balloonutopia.com

  • 2 mocha "260" balloons
  • 2 black "260" balloons
  • 1 chocolate brown "260" balloon
  • 1 white 260 balloon
  • 1 5" red balloon
  • 1 5" white balloon
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Balloon pump
  • ** to the balloonies
  • This design based
  • 1.0 On Robbie Furman's Lootle
  • 1.0 And Ken Stillman's hitchhiker ;-)