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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:19 am

So I have finally decided to add balloon twisting after mulling it over for awhile. I have just bought a cheap bag of balloons and a pump at walmart to get the feel for it before investing. Let me just say, I love it! it is so much more fun than I had expected and I didn't even pop a single one. (that was my biggest fear) Here are a few that I am able to replicate pretty well. Any tips are appreciated!

Pirate Sword


Flower


Dog (needs a bit of work) tongue
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Post by PrairiePainter on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:34 am

I'm no expert but they look great to me!!! Fun!
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:16 pm

Erika get the good balloons you will love them....LaRocks.com I believe T Myers is in Ill.
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Post by rthling on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:10 am

My son just started doing them. He loves it, too! Great start!
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:18 am

Thanks Barb, it looks like they are in NC. I found Brody's in Chicago but chose to go with a company my husband has a wholesale account with already. I am able to get the assorted bags of 100 for $5.80 a bag and they ship right with his other supplies for his teddy bear gift company. Smile I can't wait to try them...
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Post by barbb919 on Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:04 am

Erica you will love them. also watch all the you tube videos you can...their are some really great ones...
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Post by silversky on Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:05 am

Look good to me too...Smile
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Post by Erica's Funny Faces on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:22 am

Thanks guys! I got my balloons, I have 1 gig today where I am supposed to do just swords and flowers but I am going to practice some at my first gig. Smile Love the qualatex...they are so much easier to twist and even the pump is better. Very excited!
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Post by barbb919 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:13 am

have a great day Erica...you will be awesome...let us know how your day went.
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Post by Jody Rife on Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:04 am

Hi Erica, I am curious how much you charge the event for added balloon twisting when you are just starting. My son is so excited and learned about 10 simple but effective designs. He wants me to start advertising him.
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Post by barbb919 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:09 pm

Jody when Im doing balloons as an add on...I paint the first hour then I make the balloons...this is for like a birthday party and I have a 2 hour min.. but when you add an extra entertainer or extra help..I could not help you there but perry might be able to help on that one.
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Post by nikkili26 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:48 am

WOW, they look GREAT!!! I've always had a fascination with balloon twisting....never considered adding it to my business...let me know how it goes for you Smile

Might be cool to make a balloon or two for the slower parties where all the kids just want something on their hand.........lol, one party I did, they just wanted smiley faces and peace signs and hearts...so simple....
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Post by AmandaD on Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

I used to twist about 12 years ago when I worked for a party store, and just got back into it about a month ago for my daughter's birthday party (which is how I started face painting as well)

A good resource for beginners is www.balloon-animals.com, you can click on his free youtube videos on the top right. Even though I used to be really good at it, I still classify myself as a beginner, so I watch a lot of his videos.

There is also a forum (similar to this one) which I never noticed before, so I just joined that as well.

Once you learn the basic twists you are good to go, the hardest part for me is memorizing all the designs - but I think my brain is on overload too, because I am learning balloon designs and trying to learn face painting at the same time!
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Post by Michael Magick on Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:01 am

our company offers magic, balloon twisting, and face painting. each think you can bring to the table adds value to your performance.

we have set up package deals and use them to up sell.
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