Sunday, February 12, 2017

Paper hot air balloons

Hello again friends from around the world!
Today, I would like to share with you  an idea for a lovely, easy and fun project that you can easily do with kids: Paper  hot air balloons.
I wanted to make something colourful for  my baby’s room (not that there isn’t enough colour in his room , already, but anyway , colour can never be enough for me!!!)
I saw this tutorial here about how to make paper hot air balloons and clouds and I really liked it.
This is the process to follow, in short:
Step 1: choose paper in six different colours . 
 Step 2: Cut out  balloon shapes (six in total)
Step 3: Fold the balloons into two
 Step 4:  Use some glue to stick the left  side of the first paper to the right side of the second paper  ( Combine the  coloured paper s the way that you like them best).
Step 5: Continue sticking the rest of the papers on the first two ones , in the same way , till you  complete the balloon. 
 Step 6: Before you stick the final side of the last paper, make a large loop of whatever material you have in hand (yarn, string, thread etc.  ) which you will use to hang the balloon from . Stick the final side so that you secure the loop in place.
Step 7: Either make a little paper box or use a box you have at home , to make the ‘basket’ of your  hot air balloon. If your  balloons are tiny , just use a small square piece of paper  , instead.
Step 8: Hang the ‘basket’ from the hot air balloon using some string or other suitable material .
You can also make paper clouds that will give a more realistic character to your creation!! 

 For details and videos  of the process check  YouTube . There are lots of tutorials on how to make paper hot air balloons and mobiles.
Step  9: Hang your balloons around the room to give it a playful , happy ambience.
 Finally : Enjoy the final outcome and why not, dream that you are flying in the sky on a balloon around the world in eighty days!!!!!!
I wish you all a very creative and really good week!!!

Tina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Fantastic hot air balloons. Very beautiful idea. I will try to do the same in my baby s room.
    Melany xxxxx

    1. Thank you my dear.Please send me some photos of your baby's room when you make your hot air balloons!!! Love, Tina

  2. Tina, this is a fantastic project! The hot air balloon looks great in your son's room!

    1. Thank you dear Maya.I'm very happy with how they look in the little room! Love, Tina

  3. Such a wonderful and colourful idea! Happy new week Tina.
    Helen xox

    1. Thank you
      dear Helen,have a lovely week,