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Hot Air Balloon

Need to interest your class in geography? Spark their imagination with a trip across the country with their own special Hot Air Balloon. It makes for great fun at birthday parties too. You can also weight them down with candy favors.

Trivia: In 1783, the first hot air balloon was set to fly over the heads of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French court in Versailles with a rooster, a duck and a sheep as passengers.

Supplies

Balloons
Helium
Paper Cup
Ribbon
Glue
Scissors

Instructions

For each balloon, take two 2 1/2 inch lengths of ribbon, and tie them together with a knot in the center.

Take a small, disposable paper cup, and poke a hole in the front, back and each side. Thread the ends of the ribbons through the holes, and secure with a knot.

Inflate a balloon, decorate as desired and place it inside the ribbons.

Use tape or a little glue to keep the ribbons in place. This also makes a fun decoration! (Float time: 4 1/2 hours)

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