Make a Balloon Animal
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February in Iowa is the snowiest month of the year, so I've been trying
to 'think warm' this past month. I got an e-mail from a friend in the
Philippines saying it was even chilly there - 78 degrees. Well, spring
is almost here, and in the meantime I've come up with a 5-balloon palm
tree to remind be of warmer times and places. Here it is:
||Take a green 260 and inflate it
all the way, then let out a little air to soften it. When you tie it
off, tie it to the nipple end as well, making a large circle. |
the circle by bringing the point opposite the knot across to the knot
Twist one of the two parallel sections so that
there are twists at each end. Then twist them together at the knot.
Repeat this with two more green balloons.|
Twist all three green balloons
together at the middles and you have the top of your palm tree.
Inflate two brown or black 260's leaving
about 1" uninflated.
Tie the knots together and twist that point
into the top. Take the free ends of the brown balloons and twist them
in opposite directions. This will cause them to spiral around each
The palm tree is a reminder of an event that we celebrate this month -
Palm Sunday. On that day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey amid
the cheers of an excited throng. They waved palm leaves and called out
"Hosannah", meaning "Lord save us". Their belief was that Jesus would
rally the nation of Israel against the power of Rome and set them free.
Later in the week many of the same people were crying out "Crucify Him!"
and "If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar." When Jesus
didn't fit their expectations they turned on Him with a vengeance.
||When you have about 12 inches left
at the bottom of the trunk, twist both balloons together and make
about a 4" loop twist in each
balloon. Arrange the loop twists and the remaining 4" bubble to
form the base of the tree.|
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following a mistaken idea of who He really is. Take a fresh look at
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