Deep Sea Column

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MATERIALS:

• 1 x 3ft Blue Superagate
• 1 x Foil Fish
• 30 x 5” Pearl Azure
• 30 x 5” Pearl White
• 30 x 5” Diamond Clear
• 24 x Yellow 260Q
• 8 x Orange 260Q
• 10 x Pink 260Q
• 8 x Quartz Purple 260

• 1 x 16” Pink
• 8 x 11”Diamond Clear
• 1 x Purple 16” Spray
• 2 x 5” White
• 20 x 11” Green Superagate
• 20 x 11” Pearl Sapphire Blue
• 1 x 6” Lomey Dish
• Duct Tape
• 1 x 6ft Conduit Pole
• 1 Base Plate

CONWIN EQUIPMENT:

 

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STEP 1

PART 1
Inflate a yellow 260Q fully and then make a twist in the middle and release your finger from the knot to let out the air. Tie off the 260Q at the half way point. Repeat this step until you have 20 inflated balloons. 

PART 2
Tie all the balloons together at their knots. Wrap the middle of an un-inflated 260Q through knots of the inflated 260Q’s. Wrap the ends of the un-inflated 260 through the top two quads of  the column so the yellow anemone coming out the side of the column between the top quad and the 3ft balloon.

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STEP 2
PART1
Inflate a purple 260Q fully and then make a twist in the middle and release your finger from the knot to let out the air. Tie off the 260Q at the half way point. Repeat this step until you have 8 inflated balloons.

PART 2
Tie all the balloons together at their knots and cut of their excess. Inflate two  5” white balloons and tie them together. Next inflate a Purple Spray 16” balloon and tie it around the necks of the 5” white balloons and then twist the necks of the purple 260Q’s around the necks of the white 5” balloons. Arrange the 260q’s to face downward and draw your eyes on the 5” White balloons.

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STEP 3

Inflate an orange 260Q leaving 5 inches un-inflated at the end.
• Make a 9 inch Lock Twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 7 inch loop.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 7 inch loop.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 7 inch loop.Cut the un-inflated end of the 260 and tie it off into the pinch twist.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 6 inch loop.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 6 inch loop.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 6 inch loop.
Inflate a second 260Q and tie it into the last pinch twist you made.
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 5 inch loop
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 5 inch loop
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 5 inch loop
• Make a 1 inch twist followed by a 1 inch pinch twist and then a 4 inch loop.
• Cut the un-inflated end off the 260 and tie it off into the pinch twist.
Using Glue Dots, Glue Dot each of the loops to each other.

Puff a little air into an un-inflated red 260Q with your mouth and tie it off. Repeat this step until you have 5 red puff-inflated 260Q’s. Place them side by side with all the knots at one end. In the middle twist them all together and cut them off approx 1 inch below the twist on the side with the knots. Tie all four together and slide the knot into the smallest loop on your anemone.

Glue Dot your anemone to your 11” balloons on your column  and tie a piece of monofilament line to one of the pinch twists and wrap the other end into the necks of the nearest quad on the column. 

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STEP 4

Inflate 11” Diamond Clear to various size on the Precision Air and knot it.
(Note: You want to keep the balloons to a round shape, not fully inflated to a tear drop shape.) Cut off the neck of the balloon, glue dot a few together and then to the arch.

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PART 1
Puff a little air into an un-inflated pink 260Q with your mouth and tie it off. Repeat this step until you have10 pink puff-inflated 260Q’s. Place them side by side with all the knots at one end. Take a 3ft piece of monofilament line and tie a TIGHT permanent knot around the 10 balloons right below their necks. Cut off the necks.

PART 2
Inflate the 16” Pink balloon and DO NOT TIE IT. Place it on its side on a clean table surface and press the bottom of the Lomey dish into the pink balloon as you let the air escape. Note: Press the Lomey Dish into the balloon hard enough to make the latex wrap around the edge of the dish. Tape the edges of the latex to the inside of the dish with duct tape.

PART 3
Set your Precision Air to 0.2 seconds and Inflate a quad of 5” white balloons. Slide the monofilament line with the pink balloons around two of the white 5” balloons until the pink 260Q’s are sticking out from the bottom. Tie the monofilament line around the center of the quad and cut off one side. Duct Tape the top to the 5” white balloons to the inside of the Lomey Dish.

PART 4
Attach the jelly fish by wrapping the monofilament line around one of the 11” balloons in the column (leaving enough line for the Jellyfish to hang over the 11” balloon).