|You might consider first trying with
350, hearts or blossoms since these are the easiest ones
to blow up. Afterwards, and only if you still want to, you
can make a try with 260s (forget the metallic ones much
harder). Do not even think of blowing up by mouth the
160s, even professional entertainers mostly can't make it!
||Do not pull on the 260 balloon to damage the latex and
have an easier balloon to blow up. Since you damage the
balloon by pulling on it, you will most likely have
balloons that will blow up... right in your face.
To have an easier balloon to blow up, you can inflate
it for a few inches and let the air go away. Since
starting blowing up the balloon is the most difficult
part, it should help a lot.
To prevent a balloon to blow up in your face, you
should inflate it by holding it with the palm of your hand
down. This way your eyes will be slightly more protected
in case you don't wear glasses. Try to use the other hand
to slightly pull the balloon back and forth, it sometimes
help to start inflating.
Hold the balloon between your lips, keep your cheeks flat and
blow up hard. All at once! You must use your stomach muscles and
not "your head" to increase the blowing pressure.
Do not force if you failed, just take a deep breath and try
again. If you force telling yourself "I will make it!"
then you'll just happen to get red and see all those stars
Once you get the point in making a small bubble in the
balloon, you should take a deeper breath and try to fill the
balloon all at once. It should be easier and you won't inhale
this talc powder (inside those latex balloons) which is not good
at all for your lungs.
Remember as well that you usually will
have to leave an un-inflated tail, this tail will get some air
as you twist the sculpture. The length of this tail varies
mostly depending on the number of bubbles that a given sculpture
requires. You'll quickly learn to estimate its length.
might understand, blowing up by mouth is not that hard. It is
more a technique than an impossible thing to do. Please keep in
mind that you should not insist during lengthy seconds, and
finally faint, if the bubble doesn't appear. You should take a
deep breath and start blowing again.