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Lorna & Lorinda Reindeer

Ceative Adaptations
by
Lorna Ferrell, CBA & Lorinda Ferrell, CBA

 

This reindeer is based on Qualatex's 646Q Smilin' Cat Sculpture. All latex balloons, except collar, are double stuffed - Onyx Black inside, Manadrin Orange outside. Head is Anagram Reindeer foil balloon. Tail is 350Q inflated to 13 inches. Quad on tail has two inflated to 2.5 inches and two inflated to 3.5 inches. Collar on neck is 5" Green inflated to 4.5 inches.

Tying double stuffed 646Q's is not easy. After some experimentation we recommend the following. Tie the first half of the knot with both necks together in the knot. For the second half of the knot, pull out the Onyx Black and just tie the Black together. If you pull out the Onyx Black before you tie the first half of the knot, the Mandarin Orange becomes too strong of a color at the edges of the 646Q's.

For tying the uninflated tip, we tried tying both the double stuffed and pulling out just the Mandarin Orange to tie a single latex. There are pros and cons. It is very hard to pull out just the outside latex and not over-stress it and risk fractures.It does get easier with practice. If you leave just a little extra uninfalted tip, it's not that hard to tie the double stuffed tips - much easier than tying the necks. It did become difficult when trying to tie the back of the body inside of the back legs. At that point it seemed worth the risk and we pulled out just the Mandarin Orange and tied the single latex. As of this writing the scupture has been up a week, so apparently we did not experience a problem.

Hope you sell lots of reindeer!

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Latex Balloon Warning: Choking Hazard. Children under 8 years can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

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