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 Post subject: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:38 am 
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Hi there
I have been asked to do balloon twisting for a Animal Shelter Fundraiser in a couple of weeks. This will be a first official request to do twisting for a small fee.... The person running it is paying us a small fee and I am going to set up a donation box which will be collection of funds to the Animal Shelter and I'm hoping that we collect more than what it costs the Fundraiser. I have not done twisting on this scale and need to work out what balloons to twist as the kids will be lining up and will need to get the creations out pretty quick. I am only use to doing more intricate stuff that I potter around doing. Help any suggestions... Not that keen in just doing one balloon dogs and stuff....
Appreciate any suggestions...
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 Post subject: Re: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:45 pm 
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Never underestimate the power of one balloon animals.

As twister, we the see the best and most complex balloons in the world.
This usually moves us to try and make the best and most complex balloon creations.

But I like to keep in mind how I felt as a child, receiving a simple balloon.
I was always impressed by one or two balloon animals.

I would recommend if you are planning on making a large volume of balloons, either: a) keep them simple 1 - 2 balloons , or b) pre make them (boy and girl balloons)

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:48 am 
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Thanks Michael. How true. I will take your suggestions on board. If you dont mind I might look at your website to get some ideas if thats ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:41 am 
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Single balloon animals on a heart, simple hat or stick/tree. Dog pony dinosaur monkey cat & giraffe are what I do most of.
Flower, sword and a two balloon spiral braid hat are very popular too.
Ken Stillmans alien hitchhiker is a great punter pleaser too.

Having something appear fairly quickly is very important to the audience experience.

Don't knock the humble dog. For the younger kids, flowers and dogs are what they relate to most strongly. Colour choice and the persona you display are at probably more important than twisting cleverness in producing emotional engagement.


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:09 am 
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Thanks Tangoo. What is the two balloon spiral balloon hat? Can you please post a pic... Also would appreciate any dinosaur balloon suggestions. Dinosaur I'm sure would be popular request...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:04 pm 
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probably too late, but heres the simple dinosaur I use most often:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66006608@N05/6054097310/


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 Post subject: Re: Balloon twisting on volume
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:57 am 
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Thanks for your advises guys. We did the fundraiser event today. Our very first event and it went well and how true kids loved the simple stuff. Definitely can't go past the simple sword!! Four hours of twisting for our first event hasn't put us off!! We love balloon twisting!!

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