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Paper Hot Air Balloon

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Up up and away in the hot air balloon


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
Level: Easy

Materials
Paper
Scissors
Glue
Felt tip pens
Thread or string

Method
You'll need 4 pieces of paper.
Fold them in half and draw half a circle finishing with half a square.



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Cut out the shape.
Use this as your template and repeat on 3 more pieces of paper.



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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.



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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.



You can now hang up your paper hot air balloon.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Papercraft
#Hot Air Balloon
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