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How Do I Start Clowning? Balloon twisting, part 1

Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1 The first ‘clown skill’ we’ll look at is twisting balloon animals into different shapes. Why balloon animals first? There are several reasons: it’s virtually expected of a clown for one, it’s inexpensive (roughly 8 cents each, buying them retail), and extremely versatile.

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Balloon Animals, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders

Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals / Book With Pump and Balloons, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders  This was actually the first book I ever read about making balloon animals. It has much to recommend it; it comes with some balloons (though you’ll need more; balloon twisting is a  pop  art, after all), and a simple palm pump (fits in the […]

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Dewey's Gospel Cartoon Chalk Talks, by Ralph Dewey

Dewey’s Gospel Cartoon Chalk Talks

Dewey’s Gospel Cartoon Chalk  Talks by Ralph G. Dewey Paperback (June 1979)  A very nice, and very useful, pamphlet, showing the basics of doing chalk talks, as well as several specific examples. Draw one image, add a few strokes, and change the image & drive home your point. I’ve used it successfully at our children’s […]

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Dewey's Gospel Balloon Routines #3

Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines/No 3

 Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines/No 3 by Ralph G. Dewey Like the rest of the series, this book is a compilation of Ralph Dewey’s “Good News Balloons” columns from Christian Conjurer magazine, edited, updated and supplemented by new material. It’s a very nice resource, which I recommend to balloon workers, caring clowns or clown ministers. Although […]

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Dewey's Clown Gags and Giggles

Dewey’s Clown Gags and Giggles

Dewey’s Clown Gags  and Giggles  by Ralph G. Dewey Editorial Review of Dewey’s Clown Gags & Giggles:  Dewey’s Clown Gags and Giggles contains plenty of comedy ideas for clowns and other entertainers. Loaded with ideas and gags for “walk-arounds” or parades. It includes comic stunts, funny one liners, skits, imitations, and “bits of business” for […]

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Balloon twisting - twisting a balloon dog by counting to three

How Do I Start Clowning? Balloon twisting, part 3

Clown Tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3 Welcome back! Hopefully, by this time you’ve had an opportunity to purchase some balloons (260Q), purchase a pump, and inflate some balloons, and try twisting a simple dog. Now we’re going to add to your repertoire.

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Clown tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3

Clown tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3 Welcome back!  Hopefully, by this time you’ve had an opportunity to purchase some balloons (260Q), purchase a pump, and inflate some balloons, and try twisting a simple dog. Now we’re going to add to your repertoire.

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Balloon twisting - the lock twist

How do I start clowning? Balloon twisting, part 2

Clown Tutorial  – balloon twisting, part 2 Welcome back! We’re now at the point where  the rubber meets the road  (pun intended), and start learning how to actually twist balloons. Actually, it’s the latex meeting the road, not the rubber, since the balloons we’ll be using are made of latex — this is what makes […]

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The Ultimate Balloon Book - 46 projects

The Ultimate Balloon Book

The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 projects to Blow Up, Bend & Twist, by Shar Levine & Michael Ouchi The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 Projects  is a very good book, which lives up to its’ title — it includes 64 projects, made with 1 or more balloon animals. Okay, maybe it’s not the ‘Ultimate’ balloon book, […]

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Clown Tutorial - twisting balloon animals, part 1

Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1

Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1 The first ‘clown skill’ we’ll look at is twisting balloon animals into different shapes. Why balloon animals first? There are several reasons: it’s virtually expected of a clown for one, it’s inexpensive (roughly 8 cents each, buying them retail), and extremely versatile.

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