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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.

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)


 


This craft was reprinted courtesy of BalloonTime.com.

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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