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Cuddle Critters


Learn Dan Staples’s “Cuddle Critters”.

Cuddle Critters is a collection of unusual animal requests that all make us stare longingly into our balloon kit wondering “what am I going to do?”

This 50-minute download teaches: Skunk, Hippo, Rhino, Hedgehog, Raccoon, Trained Dragon, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus.  As an added bonus, there is a super awesome Geo Narwhal to add to the cuddle crew.  These designs are some of Dan’s most popular requests and they will soon be some of yours as well.

Artist: Dan Staples
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These basic modular designs require 2-3 balloons and each comes together in minutes making it ideal for busy events. Utilizing 260’s and 160’s with a few pinch twists, Cuddle Critters are ideal for the twister who wants a big impact with little stress. The designs are easy to scale and customize, giving your imagination a great canvas to be creative with.

People’s are talking about Cuddle Critters

“I love Cuddle Critters! Dan Staples has done the whole balloon community a giant favor by taking a quick foundation and turning it into fun and adorable creations. His instructions are laid back and easy to follow, and will have you in twisting shape in no time. These designs will become some of your favorite offerings, and your guests will love them as much as you’re bound to. So much bang for your buck!” – Archie Cobblepot, New Jersey

“Dan is the real deal. I buy everything he releases.” – Tawney B, Las Vegas

“I am already in love with the hedgehog and skunk! Cute designs that are quick and useable!” – Laural Schultze, Duluth, MN

Materials needed:
Assorted 260 balloons
Assorted 160 balloons
Optional: 350/360 assorted balloons

Running Order:
Welcome – 0:00
Skunk – 00:52
Hippo & Rhino – 08:09
Hedgehog – 16:55
Raccoon, aka, Trash Panda – 21:40
Toothless – 31:33
Dinosaurs – 36:16
Narwhal (bonus) – 44:03
Running time 49 minutes

Note, this is an Instant Download, which you can stream or download from your library at any time. Nothing will be shipped to you.

Dan Staples Dan Staples, of Dan's Balloons in New Hampshire, is one today's most in-demand balloon artists. He makes numerous appearances at private and public events throughout New England, usually with his signature larger-than-life sculptures of celebrities and athletes.