Paper Plate Hot Air Balloon

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IMG_8949There was recently a Hot Air Balloon Festival held near us, so we have been talking about hot air balloons a lot lately. This led to some hot air balloon craft using a paper plate and some cardboard.

The basket attached to the balloon.

The basket attached to the balloon.

The pegs attached to the passengers.

The pegs attached to the passengers.

We used a rectangle of cardboard to make the balloon’s basket, and we attached this to the paper plate using string. A drew a picture of herself and one of her friends to be the passengers. I carefully cut around them, and we glued tiny pegs to the backs of these pictures, and left them to dry.

Placing the cardboard mosaics.

Placing the cardboard mosaics.

Adding more mosaics.

Adding more mosaics.

I had a bag of cardboard mosaics, which are little squares of coloured cardboard, great for decorating art and craft projects, or making pictures with. A brushed Clag glue all over the inside of the paper plate, and then she stuck the mosaics squares on randomly. We had to leave this to dry for a while.

A used the little pegs on the back of her passengers to attach them to the basket. We hung the balloon in her room and her passengers can go for a ride in the breeze from the window.

 

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