When making balloon animals you can't go past the cute little frog. There are many versions of the frog around by people who are much better at twisting balloons than me but I find this one has the proportions just right and it is extremely cute.
In my opinion, one of the best ways to increase the response when you are twisting balloon animals is to simply get your eyes right. The easiest way to do this is just to draw them larger. You'll see this with the frog. He just comes to life when you put his face on.
...and in one of the magic tricks in this series I'll show you how to make this little frog the star of a magic trick.