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The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 Projects to Blow Up, Bend & Twist
     

The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 Projects to Blow Up, Bend & Twist

by Shar Levine, Michael Ouchi, Jackie Aher (Illustrator), Jeff Connery (Photographer)
 
Turn any time into party time with balloon creations that are more fun, and easier to make, than you'll find in any other book! Simple twist-and-turn techniques show how to loop and tie balloons together to create colorful creatures, large and small, make balloon costumes and hats, and transform any space indoors or out into a magic kingdom. Brilliant color photos

Overview

Turn any time into party time with balloon creations that are more fun, and easier to make, than you'll find in any other book! Simple twist-and-turn techniques show how to loop and tie balloons together to create colorful creatures, large and small, make balloon costumes and hats, and transform any space indoors or out into a magic kingdom. Brilliant color photos show finished projects and close-ups of each step. For starters, turn single balloon into flowers or animals, hats or jewelry. Then try your hand at a stegosaurus, butterfly, dragon, or school of fish. Move on to eye-popping airplanes and space ships, a Halloween spider and web, your choice of a birthday centerpiece, braids and bracelets, and costumes for pirates, angels, fairies, and robots. There's even a section on building your own funhouse or festooning your entryway. Before you know it, you can host your own version of a Macy's Parade!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Let's face it. At one time or another we've all wanted to make a dachshund balloon dog or one of those funny balloon hats. With the excellent combination of text, photos and diagrams presented here, we can achieve success. The authors begin by stressing the importance of using the correct types of balloons and proper storage. They give basic techniques for inflating and twisting the balloons. The directions are clear and the degree of difficulty is listed for each project. Among the projects are a fish, a palm tree, a spaceship and a motorcycle. How to make chains, braids, a Halloween spider and web, bracelets, hats, a butterfly costume, a house, a ring toss game and more will keep the budding balloonist quite busy. Practice is important, say the authors, and is necessary to master the art of balloon sculpture. Libraries will want to add this to their collections. Serious balloonists will want their own copies. 2001, Sterling Publishing, $9.95. Ages 9 up. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-A terrific how-to guide. The book begins with a discussion of the supplies needed, techniques used, safety tips, and tricks of the trade. Following this introduction are clear, step-by-step instructions for a number of projects. Each one is illustrated with easy-to-understand line drawings and a photograph of the completed creation. There are balloon animals, plants, airplanes, hats, bracelets, costumes, decorations, houses, and games to make and play with. An exciting invitation to fun.-Cynde Marcengill, formerly at Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806929590
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Levine: Vancouver, BC/Ouchi:N. Vancouver

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