Recycled Craft: Hot Air Balloon

Make a cute hot air balloon craft with your kids.

Make a cute hot air balloon craft with your kids.!

With a name like Dorothy, you can bet our kid is into crafts that have anything to do with The Wizard of Oz.  So, I wasn’t too surprised when Dot was gung-ho to try this hot air balloon craft.  It uses some recycled materials and would make an awesome party decoration.

What you need to make a hot air balloon craft:

  • Balloon
  • String/Ribbon
  • Fruit basket (you can also use the bottom of a small milk carton)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
Just a few items can be transformed into a hot air balloon for your kid.

Just a few items can be transformed into a hot air balloon for your kid.

Start by blowing up your balloon.

Cut your string or ribbon into four pieces, about 24" long each.

Cut your string or ribbon into four pieces, about 24″ long each.

Tie one end of each string to a corner of your basket (or tape them to your milk carton).

Tie one end of each string to a corner of your basket (or tape them to your milk carton).

We left a little extra hanging off the end to make “fancy” tassels.

Tape the other ends to your balloon.

Ta-da!  You have a hot air balloon craft in less than five minutes!

Ta-da! You have a hot air balloon craft in less than five minutes!

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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