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.
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.