For photos of other Jonah Whale projects and "how-to"
go to https://www.rotation.org/topic/blow-up-whale

 

The 25 foot inflatable whale pictured was made by The St. James U.C., in Mississauga Ontario.

I took the pictures of it at different stages, laying it out and inflating it, as I thought they might be useful to others.  As you can see this one was nice and large. ~Luanne

Pictured below - laying out whale (see box fan on right, secured to a chair.)

_1_Whale_Flat

Pictured below : Pulling up whale "hole area" and taping around top and sides of box fan (using duct tape).  Fan blows in side of whale, so it is placed on a chair for height and secured using a bungee cord around fan and chair back.

_2_Duct_taping_square_hole_in_Whale_to_Fan

Pictured below : Side view showing whale now taped around box fan. Just to the left of fan is the vertical slit where children enter and exit whale.

_3_Side_View_closest_to_wall_Slit_and_Fan

Pictured below : back view of whale's tail.

_6_Back_View

Pictured below : close-up of one eye.  Use white and black duct tape.

_8_Eye

Pictured below : inside looking towards tail. 

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Pictured below : inside the whale they placed glow-in-the-dark tape around the inside parameter of the whale, the children are asked to stay inside this area (walk, stand, sit).

_13_Inside_Floor_Markings_where_children_were_to_sit

Pictured below : view from front, only fin on this side, due to fan on the other. Mouth white duct tape.   There are also some blue and clear plastic streamers attached to where the blow hole would be, on the top (look above eye).

_16_Whale

 

For more photos and a "how-to" discussion go to https://www.rotation.org/topic/blow-up-whale.

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