Learn how to make a Paper Balloon with instructions below.
Love balloons and absolutely need to blow one up right now, but can’t seem to find one anywhere? You looked high and low, under the seat, outside, and even in the trash and none can be found? Don’t worry. I’m here to help you get what you need. See that paper under your foot? Pick it up and brush off the dirt. I’m going to teach you how to make a paper balloon that you can blow into.
Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper, color side down. If you only have regular rectangular paper, follow instructions on how to make origami paper.
Step 2: Fold the bottom left corner to the top right corner, then unfold.
Step 3: Now fold the bottom right corner to the top left corner, then unfold again.
Step 4: Fold the bottom half to the top half.
Step 5: Fold the right half to the left half.
Step 6: Lift the flap you just folded over to make it stand vertically, then open it along the diagonal creases and squash and flatten it down.
Step 7: Turn the figure over.
Step 8: Like step 6, lift the right flap to make it stand up vertically, then open along the creases and squash down. You should now have a triangle.
Step 9: Fold the left and right corners of the triangle to the top corner.
Step 10: Turn the paper over.
Step 11: Like step 9, fold the left and right corners to the top corner. You should now have a diamond shape.
Step 12: Fold the top layer of the “diamond’s” left and right corners to the center.
Step 13: Turn the figure over.
Step 14: Like step 12, fold the “diamond’s” left and right corners to the center.
Step 15: Take the loose tip at the top and fold it to the side. You should now have a small triangle sticking out of the side.
Step 16: Fold the left corner of the small triangle over to its right corner. You should now have an even smaller triangle.
Step 17: Unfold the left flap underneath the small triangle you just made.
Next, open the top of that flap to create a little pocket.
Finally, tuck the small triangle into the pocket.
Step 18: Repeat steps 15 to 17 for the loose tip on the right side, and the ones on the back. Front and back should look like this image.
Step 19: Find a little hole at the bottom. This is where we blow.
Step 20: Separate the layers a little to make it easier to shape. Once you’re done blowing, it should look like this.
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