This is a simple papercraft to make a hot air balloon. You could make lots and have them hanging up right across a room as a fun alternative to bunting. Older children can spend lots of time decorating them and younger children can paint or scribble which makes it a fun activity to do together with kids of different ages.
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Felt tip pens
Thread or string
You'll need 4 pieces of paper.
Fold them in half and draw half a circle finishing with half a square.
Cut out the shape.
Use this as your template and repeat on 3 more pieces of paper.
You can use the same colour of paper, different colours or even patterned paper
Open them out and you will have 4 hot air balloon pieces.
Decorate in anyway you like.
Glue one half of a balloon to another on the undecorated sides.
Repeat for all pieces and slip a piece of thread or string in the top with the last piece.