What is Balloon Twisting Art? Can You Learn it? Yes You Can!

Ballooning, often referred to as “twisting” is a very special art form using different types of balloons twisted together to produce an unusual display of hats, animals, flowers, and what have you! Uncle Curt and Hugs blend a unique mixture of comedy, magic, story telling, face painting and balloon art into their performance to appeal to the whole family!

Adding objects inside of balloon art! This is a really cool idea for entertaining all types of events. From candy inside of balloon rings to confetti snow globes and more! We can send your crowd home with a little something extra to enjoy later.  There are a variety of fun give-a-way objects like plastic animals, rings, candies, and even glow sticks can be used to create a super FUN balloon twisting sword! Let your imagination run wild – We’ll help you organize your theme or just depend on Uncle Curt and Hugs to come forth with all the fun!


Uncle Curt always gives back to patrons! Enjoy a quick little balloon twisting lesson below.

Dog Twist

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Do not blow the balloon up all the way… you only need 1/2 a balloon.

Step 1. Blow up the balloon half way.

Step 2. Start at the beginning with the knot and twit a 3 to 4-inch bubble or 3 or 4 fingers wide. Make sure you hang on to both ends of balloon, otherwise it will untwist. Twist it around 2 or 3 times. Do not worry it will not break. Why didn’t it break? There is space at the end of the balloon for the extra air. That is why we only blow the balloon up half way.

Step 3. While holding on to the twisted balloon, make another bubble the same size. This will be the one ear. Do not let go.

Step 4. Make another balloon bubble the same size. This is the other ear. Look at the picture.ani_dogballoon100x62

Step 5. Twist balloon joints A & B together twist 2 or 4 time all the way around. The balloon will not break, and they will stay together.

Step 6. Now for the neck. Twist a 2 to 3-inch bubble or 3 or 4 fingers wide. This is the neck. Make sure you hang on to the balloon, both parts.

Step 7. Lets make the legs, after all–we want your dog to stand. Start by twisting a 2 to 3-inch bubble. Hang on to the neck as you twist the balloon, and do not let go of the leg.

Step 8. Second leg, same as the first. Twist a 2 to 3-inch bubble. Twist those two parts together just like you did with the ears. Remember twist around each other 4 or 5 times. Twist the parts together to look like the drawing.

Step 9. Have a lot of balloon left over? Hotdog! We make the body 1 1/2 hands long. Then twisting; make sure you hang on to the balloon. Make the legs like you did in step 7.

VIDEOS by UNCLE CURT AND HUGS: COMING SOON!!! Call Us For Options: (804) 598-6639
“The Good Stuff” ©2000
Approximately one hour in length. Professionally shot and edited, digitally mastered. Contains sculptures for all levels of balloon artists. (Approx. 1 hr. in length)
“Serendipity Boppity Boo!” ©1999
Contains material for intermediate to advanced twisters, or for anyone that wants to be intermediate or advanced levels of balloon artists. (Approx. 1 hr. in length)
“Hatstravaganza” ©1999
Contains one dozen hats, plus a little extra. Digitally mastered, professionally shot and edited. For beginning and intermediate twisters. (Approx. 1 hr. in length)
“Creatures From the Bottom of My Mind” ©1998
Digitally mastered, professionally shot and edited. For beginning and intermediate twisters. (Approx. 1 hr. in length)

BOOKS:

“Too Cute to Live” by UNCLE CURT & HUGS
The balloon book from Uncle Curt & Hugs. This book contains a baker’s dozen of very cute balloon designs, including four designs that have won awards.

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Uncle Curt and Hugs are award winning entertainers with decades of experience. Their shows are high energy & clean fun for the whole family. Call Us Today! 804-598-6639.