Nothing says Spring like hot air balloons floating through the sky. Seeing a hot air balloon is so magical and has always been one of my favorite experiences. For this week's facebook live with Crayola I am sharing 2 different ways to make 3D Hot Air Balloons. The first is a honey comb which is a little more advanced and then a simpler version for the little kiddos.
Find all the supplies I used in today's craft on Crayola.com
- Crayola Construction Paper
- Template for Honeycomb Design
- Something Circular to Trace for the Simple Design
- Crayola Washable Glue
- Crayola Glue Stick
- Paper Cup
- Hole Punch
Directions for Honey Comb Design:
- Print 2 copies of the template. Leave one as is and cut out the shape on the second copy.
- Trace the shape on 21 pieces of construction paper and cut out. I did 7 different colors and 3 of each colors to create a rainbow pattern.
- Fold each shape in half.
- Take the second template. Unfold one hot air balloon shape and light it up with the template.
- Place a dot of glue where you see a O.
- Fold the balloon closed.
- Now place dots of glue where you see each X.
- Take a second hot air balloon and place it on top.
- Place glue where you see a O. Fold closed and keep repeating until you have gotten through the the whole stack.
- Let the glue completely dry. I would wait at least 30 minutes.
- Once dry, carefully pull open the hot air balloon and glue each end together.
- Cut a piece of yarn, fold it in half and glue inside the top.
Directions for the 3D Circle Design
- Use a bowl or roll of masking tape or something circular to trace.
- Trace 6 circles on construction paper.
- Fold each circle in half.
- Lay one of the folded circles down. Place glue around the edges of the top half.
- Take a second folded circle and glue it to the first one. Repeat this until all 6 are glued in a stack.
- Let the glue completely dry.
- Pull open the circle and glue the first and last half together to form the circle.
Directions to make the basket:
- Use a hole punch to punch 4 holes around the cup.
- Tie yarn to each hole keeping it long enough to glue to the hot air balloon.
- Tie two of the pieces of yarn together on each side. If you have trim or ribbon you can decorate the cup with it.
- Glue each end of the yarn groups to the hot air balloons.
- Glue a piece of yarn to the top to hang the hot air balloon
These make a really fun decoration for your kids room or even a party!
Happy Crafting Friends!