Puzzle Piece Balloon Sculpture
Puzzle Piece Balloon Sculpture [Image source: www.balloons-denver.com]
How would you make a puzzle piece balloon sculpture? Would I need aluminum rod?Answer:
I assume you mean a sculpture similar to the one shown in the photo I uploaded?
You are right. You'd use aluminium rod which you have to bend into the puzzle piece shape. For smaller, hanging sculptures we normally recommend 1/4 inch aluminium rod. If you plan to make a bigger, self-supporting sculpture you may want to use 1/2 inch rod.
For a self standing sculpture you also need two bases. You can make those bases yourself, as explained here
, or buy ready made ones, like this steel plate from Amazon
You'd have to figure out a way how to best attach the aluminium rod to the base, as these are made for use with conduit.
You could use a short piece of conduit for the first vertical part of the puzzle piece, insert the aluminium rod into the conduit and secure it with Gaffer tape
Hope that helps!