We went out for a good friends birthday this weekend and I was tasked by her other half to think about decorations for venue. Its a big birthday, but I didn't want to rub it in, because although she is a wonderfully social person, she doesn't like to be made a fuss of. So I got to thinking about what she loves, and she LOVES Panda's (who doesn't love a cute fluffy panda?).
You will need:
Black crepe paper (normal paper will probably work fine)
Step 1: Blow up your balloon
Step 2: Cut out two semi circles of your crepe paper, and have little tags at the bottom on each side. It also helps to have a little curve in between the two.
Step 3: Using your sharpie draw some nice big panda eyes on your balloon and colour them in. You might want to draw up a quick template if you are worried about getting the eyes the same. My panda is looking a bit evil here, but he will look cute in a minute I promise.
Step 5: Fold up the tabs on your ear pieces and pop a little bit of glue on the bottom.
Step 6: Stick the tabs on to the top of the balloon, place the tabs pointing towards the face, and it helps to angle them in a little bit so you get a nice curve on the ears, and this helps them to stick up rather than fall over. A bit like pointing your big toes in towards each other.
And you are done! Hazzah! Panda balloon to the ready How cute and easy was that!
Photo credit: Ian Plumpton Photography
I would love to see your versions if you decide to give this a go. Maybe think about other animals, I would love to see a kitty cat.