Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Although this craft only lasts a day, it is well worth doing - it provides HOURS of fun and is really quite magical. By using a really big balloon and adding a weight (or toy) to the basket you are able to control the balloon so it rises ever so slowly and always comes back down. Even a slight wind will make this balloon take off on an adventure... have fun!

Ages:
5 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. *36” helium-filled balloon
  2. light basket
  3. netted bag - often used to package produce like onions, avocados or oranges
  4. ribbon (5 yards)
  5. toy
  6. scissors