How-To: Intermediate Figure
Duck by Takehiro Kai
Have a quack at creating this web-footed friend.
2 White 260Qs
2 Goldenrod 260Qs
1 Onyx Black 260Q
Stretch an Onyx Black 260Q, suck on the side and tie a bubble. Break and repeat to create eyes.
Inflate a Goldenrod 260Q leaving 6” uninflated. Create a 1” bubble followed by a 1½” pinch twist. Create a 2” bubble followed by three 1” bubbles, followed by a 2” bubble and twist back to pinch twist.
Twist a soft 7½” bubble above the foot. Repeat Step 2. Wrap knot from first foot into pinch twist of second.
Inflate the tip of a Goldenrod 260Q 2½” and shape into a beak.
Inflate a White 260Q leaving 1” uninflated. Soften and tie tip to tail. Twist into two bubbles. Fold in half and twist again. Push one bubble through other to bring close together.
Inflate a White 260Q, leaving 4½” uninflated. Tie beak from Step 4 onto nozzle. Create two 3½” bubbles and twist together. Roll rest of the balloon into two bubbles to form top of head and a flat back. Insert eyes under middle White bubble and position on either side.
Twist a 4½” bubble in the neck. Insert through the middle of body from Step 5 and wrap into front of the body. Insert legs from Step 2, wrap into opposite side of the body, and create two 3” bubbles. Push remainder into top of body.