Bear Crafts and Activities


Dancing Teddy Bear Balloon
Make a dancing teddy bear balloon.
Make a dancing teddy bear balloon.

For a great twist on the classic balloon animal, check out this dancing teddy bear balloon project.

Kids love balloon animals -- and they make a great party favor. It might take a few tries to get it right, so have plenty of balloons handy, and be prepared for a bit of trial-and-error.

Once they get the hang of it, kids love impressing their friends with this project.

How to make a dancing teddy bear balloon craft:

Making balloon animals is easy, if you follow the step-by-step instructions. Don't worry if it takes a try or two before your teddy bear looks right -- half the fun is in learning how to twist your way into this shape.

Step 1: Begin by inflating a balloon, leaving a 6-inch tail.

Step 2: Pinch and twist six round bubbles.

Pinch and twist six round bubbles.
Pinch and twist six round bubbles.

Step 3: Fold the sixth bubble back to the first bubble and twist-lock, as shown. There now should be five bubbles in a ring with the sixth bubble pushed out to the front.

Fold the sixth bubble back to the first bubble and twist-lock.
Fold the sixth bubble back to the first bubble and twist-lock.

Step 4: Make an ear-twist on the second and fourth bubbles in the ring.

Make an ear-twist on the second and fourth bubbles.
Make an ear-twist on the second and fourth bubbles.

Step 5: Pinch and twist a round bubble. Pinch and twist a 4-inch bubble.

Pinch and twist a 4-inch bubble.
Pinch and twist a 4-inch bubble.

Step 6: Fold and twist. Repeat steps 5 and 6 once to make the other arm.

Fold and twist to
Fold and twist to

Step 7: Pinch and twist a 3-inch bubble.

Pinch and twist a
Pinch and twist a

Step 8: Repeat steps 5 and 6 twice to make the legs.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make the legs
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make the legs

Now that you're finished making a dancing teddy bear balloon, check out the lovable teddy bear plaque in the next section.

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