Watch this video to learn how to make a swan balloon animal the quick and simple way. Before starting, you need to remember that the key to making the swan correctly is how you construct the neck and the beak. 1. Leave a three or four finger length area of the balloon deflated. 2. With one hand, grab the balloon at the nozzle, and with the other hand, grab the balloon at the base of the swan's neck. 3. When twisting the body, try to make the two bubbles equal in size and place the nozzle in the middle of the twist. 4. Force air into the tip of the balloon to create the curve of the neck.