How to Model a Balloon Rabbit with a Carrot



This rabbit with a carrot, created with a few balloon modelling skills, makes a fun decoration for Easter-related activities, or for the rabbit lover in your life.

Steps

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    Blow up the balloon. Place the lip of a white 260Q balloon over the nib of your pump. Inflate the balloon leaving about a 2 inch (5.1 cm) tail.
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    Tie off the balloon. Loop the lip around your fingers, then tuck it through the loop.
    • Gently pull and release to form the knot.
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    Create the rabbit's head.
    • Twist a 2 inch (5.1 cm) bubble for the rabbit's head.
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    Make the long ears.
    • Make two 5 inch (12.7 cm) bubbles twisting in the same direction.
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    • Twist them together to lock them off. These will be the rabbit's long ears.
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    Create the neck. Twist a small bubble for the neck
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    Make the front legs.
    • Add two 2 inch (5.1 cm) bubbles and lock them off for short front legs.
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    • Position the rest of the balloon so that it is horizontal.
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    Prepare the body.
    • Make a bubble for the body the same size as the rabbit's head.
    • Squeeze all the air down to the end of the balloon so it is fully inflated.
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    Build the back legs and tail.
    • Make two long bubbles for back legs leaving a small bubble at the end of the balloon for the cottontail.
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    • Lock the legs off leaving the bubble sticking up at the bottom.
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    • Push the front legs in between the back legs to make your rabbit sit up.
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    Draw a face.
    • Use scissors to carefully trim the knot on the nose.
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    • Take a permanent marker pen and draw on eyes and a mouth with buck teeth.
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    Make the carrot. Take a160Q orange balloon and inflate it a tiny bit. Tie it off and then tie a knot in the other end of the balloon where the tail begins. Snip off the rest of the tail with your scissors.
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    Add leaves. Next take a green 160Q balloon. Cut off the knot end. Loop the green balloon round your fingers and catch the knot of the orange balloon in the loop. Then tie a knot in the green balloon for the carrot's leaves.
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    Add the carrot. Pop the carrot into the legs of the rabbit.

Tips

  • Use differently coloured markers for the nose, eyes and other features that you add to add elements of additional interest.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 white 260Q balloon
  • 2 160Q balloons in green and orange
  • a professional pump
  • some scissors
  • permanent marker pens

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video of making a balloon rabbit with a carrot. Original source of article. Shared with permission and appreciation.

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