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Model of the Month June (Panda)
« on: May 27, 2020, 02:06:24 PM »
I was struggling with what design to do for June. It was either the Panda, Unicorn or Snake.
As you can see the Panda won. I will post the step by step instructions soon.

This is what will be sent out with all orders this month in the complimentary packs of balloons.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2020, 01:58:18 PM »
So for the Panda, inflate the 350 White leaving 7/8 fingers un-inflated.
It does vary as we all twist slightly differently.

Pre stretch the 350 so it will be a couple of fingers longer as you do
need all the balloon for the head and body of the Panda.

Make a 2 finger bubble and then slide the loose knot back towards the lip of
the balloon so you can make the 2 finger bubble into two 1 finger bubbles.

Make these into 1 finger pinch twists.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 02:00:45 PM »
Twist a 2 finger bubble and make this into a pinch twist for the lower section of the mouth.

Make a 4 finger bubble followed by a 2 finger pinch twist, this is where the ears will attach later.

Make another 4 finger bubble and another 2 finger pinch twist for the neck of the Panda.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 02:04:34 PM »
You then need to wrap the 350 around the 4 finger bubble between the mouth
structure and the pinch twist where the ears will attach.

I just pull this snugly into place but I did measure after to see and its approx
a 12 finger bubble. Twist this back into the neck pinch twist.

Make two 5 finger bubbles and attach the end of the balloon around the neck pinch twist.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 02:08:20 PM »
Inflate the Black 260 leaving approx 6 fingers un-inflated,.

Make a 2 finger bubble, a 1.5 finger pinch twist and then two 3 finger bubbles
and twist back into the pinch twist. This is one foot complete.

Push the 260 through the body of the Panda, the next twist again I do by
eye but I did measure and again its approx a 12 finger bubble.

Make another 1.5 finger pinch twist for the start of the other foot.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 02:12:09 PM »
Make two 3 finger bubbles and twist back into the pinch twist.

The first 2 finger bubble that was made now gets twisted into the pinch twist for the second foot.
For security I then make another 2 finger bubble and twist the balloon into the first pinch twist.

The rest of this Black 260 I use for the nose.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 02:16:39 PM »
Make a 2 finger bubble and tie into a circle for the nose and attach to the top mouth section.

For the hands and arms inflate the next 260 Black to approx 6 fingers un-inflated.
Make a 1 finger bubble, a 1.5 finger bubble and a 2 finger bubble and twist the
1 finger bubble around the last twist to form the Panda's hand.

Push the 1 finger bubble through the 1.5 and 2 finger bubbles to secure in place.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 02:20:58 PM »
Push the 260 through the top section of the body, the next twist is approx an 8 finger bubble.

Make a 2 finger bubble, a 1.5 finger bubble and a 1 finger bubble and twist
together to make the other hand.

Push the 1 finger bubble through the other bubbles to secure this hand into place.
The rest of this balloon I use to make the eyes later.

Inflate the next 260 Black to make the ears, inflate half way,
make two very soft 4 finger fold twists for the ears.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 02:27:23 PM »
Make a 2 finger pinch twist and discard the rest of this balloon.

Twist the Black ear pinch twist around the White 350 pinch twist as in the picture.
The ears sit nicely upright positioned like this.

The eyes I have tried in different sizes from 2 finger bubbles, 2.5 finger bubbles and 3 finger bubbles.
My one here are two 3 finger bubbles so inflate the Black balloon to a 6 finger bubble.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 02:34:51 PM »
Split the 6 finger bubble into two 3 finger bubbles.
Get a scrap piece of Black260 and tie around the centre of the eyes.

If the scrap is tied you do see the knot so in mine I just looped the scrap balloon around
and pulled both ends under the 350 White so there was no knot showing.

Pull the ends of the centre of the scrap balloon for the eyes under the White
350 and tie into the back of the pinch twists where the ears attach.

Now do the same for the ends of both eyes of the Panda, pull the scrap balloon under
the White 350 and twist into the top pinch twist where the ears attached.
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Re: Model of the Month June (Panda)
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 02:37:14 PM »
I did try adding White Edding to the eyes but preferred without any artwork.

Hope the Panda is of use to some.
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