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The art of blowing up a balloon or series of balloons, which are then bent or attached together, to create recognisable shapes or complete structures.
The balloon's are attached together by twisting one balloon with another.
Popular as a hobby or past time and also as a business venture as many people make a living from balloon sculpture.
Anywhere and everywhere - indoors and outdoors. The appeal is the need for no or very little equipment and the tools needed are usually lightweight and easy to carry.
Balloon sculpture is a fun activity, suitable for anyone over the age of around ten years. If you can blow up and tie a balloon you can do this activity. Even if you can't there are machines which will do the blowing up for you.
The only ability required is an artistic imagination, and the ability of being able to twist and turn the balloons into the shapes you wish to make.
There are many books on balloon sculpture offering advice on modeling techniques and on how to make different structures. If you are creative, you can use your talents to make all sorts of creations. Many people start with simple animals, but the professionals can build all sorts of structures.
Put in as much as you want to get out - that goes for the air in the balloons too. You can treat this as a hobby or you can get really involved and develop it into a business. Great for entertaining your family or other people, especially at children's parties. Balloon sculpture is largely down to confidence and practise.
Anything from a very basic hobby or passing interest, to a performer, who is in constant demand as an entertainment at parties and gatherings. The potential of giving pleasure to others.
The closest related activities to balloon sculpture are artistic sculpture in all of its forms, and entertainment.
The main cost in balloon sculpture is in the purchasing of specialist modeling Balloons, the price of which is totally dependant on amount and quality purchased, normally a few pounds each time. possibly a power pump, but these are frowned on as they restrict your ability to model while inflating the balloon.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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