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Don Ewald demonstrates how to make the Transformer, Optimus Prime, out of balloons. While this may seem complicated at first, watching the video a few times will help you perfect your technique.

Don Ewald can be found many evenings in his guise as The Balloon Chef, turning out remarkable costumed characters and balloon animals for young patrons of the On the Border Mexican restaurant at the Westfield North County mall. Since 1997, Ewald's day job has been as a teacher at Glen View Elementary School. He has taught pretty much everything from kindergarten to fifth grade. Go back far enough and you find Ewald actually started out as a psychology major at Point Loma Nazarene College. He learned to make balloon animals while a student there, and later attended a clown class at Arizona State University and the California Clown Co. You can find out more about Don at his website: The Balloon Chef

Find more information on this subject in our library catalog: Balloon sculpture.

Title: Making Optimus Prime out of balloons
Author/Creators: Don Ewald, Tom Carroll
Website: http://theballoonchef.com
Decription: Don Ewald demonstrates how to make Optimus Prime out of balloons.
Subject: Balloon sculpture.
Date: August 5, 2012
Item Type: videorecording
Digital Format: .mov
Duration: 00:07:54
Resolution: 1920x1080
Digital Publisher: Escondido Public Library
Rights: This digital file may be used for educational purposes,
as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission
from the Escondido Public Library is required for any other uses.
Identifier: 445341



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