1.6 Basic Designs – Shield

Time Required for Lesson – 9 Minutes

Equipment and Supplies – Balloon Pump and 5 x Qualatex 260q’s.


Pump up the balloon to the exact amount show in the video above, leaving 4 inches of un-inflated balloon at the end.

The Proportions

Be sure to match the size of the balloon lengths in the video exactly so that the monkey comes out perfectly.


Repeat the monkey design 4 more times to make sure that you remember it.

22 Seconds

It takes our balloon artists an average of 22 seconds to make a Monkey Balloon. Time how long it takes you to make it and aim for less than 30 seconds while keeping the proportions correct.