Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hot-Air Balloon Festival craft

Launch your imagination along with these awesome inventions. You can soar across the sky amid hundreds of hot-air balloons!

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    Read a book, such as Fire and Silk: Flying in a Hot-Air Balloon, to find out about hot-air balloons. Attend a hot-air balloon festival if you can to see the sky filled with color!

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    Just dreaming? Bring your imagination to life with a hot-air balloon festival of your own. Cover your art area with newspaper. On watercolor paper, paint a sky with Crayola® Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes. If you get the paper wet first, the blues will blend beautifully. Use small areas of color to show small, light balloons in the distance if you wish. Dry.

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    On construction paper, sketch several hot-air balloons with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. Make them different sizes. Use your imagination to decorate each one with Crayola Washable Markers. Think of all the bright colors and striking designs you've seen on hot-air balloons. Cut out the balloons with Crayola Scissors.

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    Attach the balloons to the sky with Crayola School Glue. For a 3-D effect, cut cardboard and place pieces behind one or two of the balloons. This will make the balloons look like they are closer to you than the others.

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    Draw rattan baskets hanging from the hot-air balloons with Crayola Multicultural Markers. Climb in and let your imagination soar!