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Counseling Kids: Fun with Balloon Lips

Here’s a video on using a big, silly pair of balloon lips in therapy or counseling with young people. There are a lot of ways to use them, but they are especially great for developing rapport with a youngster and getting a smile and more involvement from a shy or reticent child.

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Beneath the video we will include the instructions for making the “Big Mouth” balloon lips.


These balloon lips are made from the long, skinny balloons that clowns and magicians use to make different animals. They are sometimes called “260″s, or “twisting” balloons. Most party stores or magic shops carry them, or you can simply look up “twisting balloons” on eBay. Enjoy.

James Sutton, Psychologist

June 3, 2010 - Posted by | Counselors, Educators, Humor, Self-esteem | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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