If you ever tried to mouth inflate a modelling balloon you probably noticed that it is a very difficult thing to do.
Most people won’t be able to mouth inflate a modelling balloon because of its pressure.
In this video balloon artist Barak Dagan will teach you how to practice mouth inflation of a modelling balloon
Why is it so hard to inflate a modelling balloon
If you ever tried to inflate a long balloon (AKA a modelling balloon) using your mouth you probably found it as a very difficult mission… That’s because of the shape of modelling balloons. Their long and thin shape creates a great pressure that makes it difficult to inflate them using your mouth.
Is there a secret about inflating modelling balloons?
How come that some people are able to inflate a modelling balloon with their mouth?
What is their secret? Is there a method?
In short – There is no way to inflate these long balloon with your mouth without practicing it again and again.
It is really a hard thing to do, and there’s no little tip that could cause you to inflate a modelling balloon using your mouth right away…
How can you practice long balloons mouth inflating?
If you’re unable of inflating the balloon with your mouth (like most people), The only way to practice it, is to first inflate the balloon with a pump, and then, take the air out of it. That will create an easier-to-inflate balloon, which you could use to practice mouth inflating.
Practicing modelling balloons mouth inflation technique
1. Take the modelling balloon’s nozzle and place it in your mouth.
2. Support the balloon’s nozzle with one hand, and hold the end of the modelling balloon with your other hand.
3. Give a little stretch to the balloon while pushing a small amount of air using your mouth into the balloon.
4. This should create a little bubble right next to your mouth.
5. Take a deep breath and push a lot of air into the balloon while you keep holding the balloon as it getting bigger and bigger.
Advanced tips for modelling balloon mouth inflation
1. As a professional balloon artist I must say that I try to avoid inflating any balloon using my mouth!
2. There are two reasons for that:
2a. Mouth inflating can be dangerous. If the balloon pops while you inflate it, it can hit your eye in a bad way…
2b. Mouth inflating usually causes a temporary pain in the inner side of the cheeks.
2c. I prefer to put my efforts in twisting the balloon, and not in inflating it
3. Try to keep you cheeks flat while you inflate the balloon.
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