This Hot Air Balloon Craft is a super sweet, kids craft you can set up in a minute.
Who doesn’t love a simple, yet adorable craft? I always try to keep our crafts simple and preschooler-appropriate. I do, however, sometimes focus more on my older child and do something more complex, but nonetheless, I’ve personally always loved the easiness and accessibility of a non-complicated craft more than any other. And this Hot Air Balloon craft is super simple with easy-to-follow steps. All you need is a few basic craft supplies and you have a craft ready for your child or even classroom!
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- Card stock (white and light blue)
- Printed card stock of choice
- Beige felt
- Craft scissors
- Glue stick
- Start by cutting out clouds (2-3 of different sizes) out of the white card stock. They don’t have to be perfect! Glue one to the light blue card stock and hold off with the others.
- Using the scissors, cut out a hot air balloon out of the printed card stock of choice. TIP- You can first use a pencil and then cut out. You can also bend the paper slightly in half to help you draw and cut out a symmetrical hot air balloon.
- Glue to the upper half of the card stock, vertically. Glue the other cloud(s) to the light blue card stock over lapping over the hot air balloon.
- Next, cut and glue two pieces of string to the bottom corners of the hot air balloon. Cut the string to about 2 inches long.
- Lastly, cut the beige felt into a square, about 1″ x 2″ and glue to the bottom of the strings.
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What is my child learning and improving?
- Creativity (choosing which printed card stock to use)
- Scissor skills
- Fine motor skills (using the glue stick, using scissors if child is older)
- Hand-eye coordination (cutting and gluing)