Friday, March 14, 2014

Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons


Our house is still buzzing about the wonderful Canberra Balloon Spectacular that we went to see last weekend. It is truly a fabulous event and it inspired us to create our own hot air balloons (crafty versions at least)

We made ours from the ever versatile, paper plate! 

What you will need:
  • Paper plate
  • Plastic cup
  • 2 lengths of string
  • sticky tape
  • decorations for the balloon - we used washi tape, stickers, foam shapes, scraps of fabric and feathers (whatever Emily could find really)
  • fishing line (optional, if you wish to hang your balloons up, like we did)


All you need to do is decorate your paper plate however you wish, using the decorations you have chosen. Then attach the string to opposite edges of the paper plate with sticky tape, then attach the other end of the string to your plastic cup to create the balloon's basket. Voila! You have yourself a super easy and utterly fabulous hot air balloon. We hung ours in Emily's bedroom, using fishing line so it looks like they are floating.



Here is a closer look at the Emily's creative decorations for her hot air balloon. It's definitely a great use of texture. I simply adore her creativity. 


I used Washi tape to decorate my balloon and used every colour and pattern I had! The brighter the better I say! 

Of course a hot air balloon needs passengers, so we found a few little friends to go for a ride.


I love how they turned out. So bright and colourful and they have made a wonderful addition to Emily's room. She loved looking at them float in her room tonight as we read our stories before bed.

Have you ever had a ride in a hot air balloon? 

4 comments:

  1. disqus_wMmZ3ypQfdMarch 15, 2014 at 4:14 AM

    These are too cute!!!! - Danzel @ Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes

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  2. Thanks Danzel :) We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful hot air balloon event here in Canberra.

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  3. Itty Bitty Book VanMarch 17, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    I love them!

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  4. Thank you :) They are so easy to make and have made a wonderful addition to my daughter's bedroom.

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