10.3.13

Hot Air Balloon Craft Tutorial

Hot Air Balloon Craft
Dear friends I had earlier posted about a DIY sheep costume we made for my daughter's show and tell .Well recently the Hindi Show and Tell theme was modes of transport . While most kids took  toy cars or at the most paper aeroplanes my high achiever little one insisted she wanted to take a home made hot air balloon.
Hot Air Balloon Craft
This was dictated to me in the morning and we had to take the project to school the next day![Translate that to make mommy stressed out!]
That day my work was too hectic and I couldnt really devote time to design let alone think about her hot air balloon!
It broke my heart when in the evening she tried to make a balloon all on her own![Kids do have ways to make us  moms feel guilty dont they!].
So I finally cleared my brain of the work weary lethargy and stapled a paper cylinder to make the basket [like I made the wishing well] for her hot air balloon
Hot Air Balloon Craft
We had some newspaper rolls left over from our woodland recycled craft and she stuck the rolls inside the paper cylinder while our Goldy tried to sleep among all the mess created by our hot air ballon craft!
Hot Air Balloon Craft
I cut out a circle for the base of the basket and my little one glued the zig zag teeth to the circle to complete the base of our paper hot air balloon.
Hot Air Balloon Craft
We chopped off the paper rolls to make them all the same length and stuck a CD atop using white glue[ fevicol mr] .I mostly played a photographer's role in this hot air balloon craft
Hot Air Balloon Craft
For the top,a paper mache balloon would have been ideal or a lovely paper pieced one but we didnt have that kind of time and so we decided to use an air filled plastic ball in our hot air balloon craft
Hot Air Balloon Craft
We stuck a disc of paper on the shiny surface of the CD and my daughter applied a crazy amount of glue on the top of the CD before sticking the ball.Surprisingly our plastic ball stuck well and survived the journey to school and back! 
My daughters school is big on recycling and when we finished she proudly exclaimed to me that since we had recycled a CD and newspapers,our hot air balloon was a recycled craft!
Hot Air Balloon Craft
We didnt have much time for decorating and so this project went rather raw to her school!Surprisingly my daughter came home that day beaming that not only her Hindhi teacher but also the Principal of the school had praised her hot air balloon!
So any similarly harassed moms out there take heart sometimes crazily put together simple projects turn out great !!
Edited : This project was the top pick of 2 of the Designers at Come and Get it recycle theme challenge..so thrilled!!
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91 comments:

  1. really neat air balloon, so presious seeing your Daughter craft !!!
    Paula

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  2. Sonia
    What a great project. Love the way Goldy just snoozes through it all.
    Myrna

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  3. Lovely!! Love the punched heart decoration on the basket :)

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  4. Wow! Amazing Project!

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  5. This is fantastic. She is quite a little crafter. What a cute little display for her doll. Thanks for the tutorial. I want to try this.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥

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  6. Dr. Sonia, I agree, some of my hastily made projects turn out so much better than I ever expected! I can see why the teacher and principal had such praise, the hot-air balloon turned out beautiful and it looks amazing!!! I love seeing the pictures with your beautiful daughter so involved in crafting... it's such a pleasure!!!

    Thank you for the link to your project with the pom-pom ribbon, it was sooooo pretty. I'd never really checked out your recycled crafts section before but now I think I'll be doing some hanging around... lol!

    Hugs!

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  7. You come up with the most creative projects!! This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the hot air balloon!! And adorable pictures, too!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Grossartige Arbeit !!!
    Mutter und Tochter, ihr habt eine wunderschöne Kreation geschaffen.
    Liebe Bastelgrüsse, Ulla

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  9. so nicely done,thanks for the mesg in my blog, have been missing so many crafty things.soon will catch up.thanks for the inspiration

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  10. oh this is brilliant .. what imagination
    Lisa x

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  11. What a talented daughter you have, I just love how her pooch is just observing every move she's making... Awesome hot air balloon project...

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  12. Really awesome. I can imagine, how stressed out a mom can get by requests with limited timeframe, I experience it with my daughter who would want a new outfit for a a school event or a social outing with just a day's notice. Well done !

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  13. Hey that's more one awesome tutorial your girl is looking smart
    anandhi

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  14. What a fantastic hot air balloon...wouldn't they look lovely up the centre of a wedding table...brilliant job..I'm so impressed.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you Chrissy..yes as you say it will look lovely as party decor in a more elegant version!!

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  15. Oh my God! Absolutely amazing! I didnt even once think of making a hot air balloon like this! Awesome idea! My best wishes to Prisha..She seems to have made almost everything by herself..

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    1. Thank you Sindhu...oh yes she could make it almost all by herself!

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  16. So cute And so creative!! You and your daughters projects are always such a treat to see and read. And using a ball is super idea. Anything else may not have survived.
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

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    1. Thank you Sunehra ..a paper mache balloon was what I wanted to try but we didnt have a balloon or time!!

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  17. Fantastic and I agree very creative.

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    1. Thank you Merry.. it was the desperate mom's way out!!

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  18. The hot air ballon has turned out so well Dr Sonia :) ..its usually the simple ideas which work best :) ...I think both the teacher and the principle must have been impressed with such an innovative idea as I am right now :)...Give your daughter my wishes on her successful Project :)

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    1. Thank you Hussena yes I think leaving it plain enhanced the recycling bit about it and the teacher and Principal loved it!

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  19. Hello Dr. Sonia,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I just took a visit around your blog and I love it. Your daughter is very talented. Kids are just amazing. I enjoyed reading about her, thanks for sharing this wonderful story. I'll visit often as I am now also a follower.
    All my best
    Angel

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  20. Lovely!!Great project.

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  21. This time i would not give the credit to you, but rather your daughter. Sometimes all we need is ideas and ur little one is blessed to have come up with something unusual i.e. a Hot Air balloon. Very few kids her age would have come up with such idea... As for execution she knew she had a talented mum to :) who would never over look her pleas...hehe... I love emotionally blackmailing my mom in doing things my way... :D So i dnt blame young Prisha on doin it too :)

    Bijal
    http://pygmyarts.blogspot.in

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  22. So nice to see the little crafter at work. The air balloon is a winner and look at all the fun your daughter had.

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  23. This is fantastic! Regardless of the lack of time and a sense of guilt - the imagination can do anything! Hats off to your daughter and a pet for his patience! Compliments to you because you're so super mom!

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  24. Good one....Love the concentration of Prisha while making this project...

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  25. I am amazed by Prisha 's out of the box thinking..anyone would have opted for cars n plane she thought different !I liked the recycled hot air balloon very neat project in-spite of short time span !

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  26. Stunning !! What a fab idea ! Hugs, Marion

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  27. Prisha and you make a great team, I should add your dog Goldy to the team too!!
    awesome project :)

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    1. Ha Ha we are always scared we will chop off his head as he has a great affinity for my guillotine paper cutter!

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  28. What a fun and fab project and it looks like lots of fun was had making it! Thanks for sharing at Come & Get It this week.
    Natx GDT

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  29. Fantastic project my dear,you are every time so creative^_^
    I love to see your new creations^_^
    Have a sweet day,
    Sonia

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  30. This is too cute! you are so amazing! and your daughter is beautiful.

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  31. This is amazing. Such a beautiful work from your little crafter.

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  32. The hot air balloon is so cute, love that you recycled items to make it!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  33. Very sweet balloon bet your daughter wishes you could make a giant one for her. Your craft cupboard looks well organised.

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    1. Oh yes Helen she would be thrilled with a giant one. This part of our craft space nearly always remains okay!

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  34. Little miss busy working on a hot air balloon :) simple sweettttttttt :)

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  35. what a great story for this balloon.

    I love the project a lot. It is indeed, something else than a car or an airplane.
    A girls mind is not to be underestimated.
    the balloon has also a very nice colour. And if I can see right, it is a balloon to play an the beach. Feels like summer already.
    I can be sure that every one was stuned about her project. It deserves a 10/10

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  36. oh, what a perfect timing for this tutorial. My daughter wanted a hot air balloon for her doll.

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  37. This is such a awesome project and it turned out so wonderful. I will keep you link and show my granddaughter and we can make one for her room. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  38. Fantastic project and tutorial Sonia.. Goldy looks like a great help to your daughter..Loz

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  39. Awesome! I love this Sonia - I am sure she loved you working with her too! Your Goldie is so sweet!

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  40. The air balloon looks wonderful. Great idea. It's also great to see your daughter busy with the project.

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  41. its lovely....your daughter is as talented as you are.
    hugs

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  42. How fabulous that your daughter helped so much on this, and it is really creative! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  43. Hi Sonai, from the way your daughter is handling the glue it is very evident that she will become great at crafts and will turn out efficient just like her mom.
    Its a great project and looks amazing.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com

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  44. Such a lovely project...Wat a Dedication...Prisha...U r real budding creative crafter :)

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  45. okay so now i know mommies have to be ready for last minute crafts for the naughty little ones .. hee hee goldy tring to sleep there is so funny :) i like u r a supermom created good hot air balloon in no time :)

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  46. very creative !! .ATB.

    attyfattycrafts.blogspot.in

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  47. very very innovative project Dr...liked everything paper rolls, use of cd and ball for balloon..goldy reminds me of my beloved dog !!

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  48. Great idea - looks like you and your daughter had lots of fun with the project. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

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  49. What a beautiful daughter and a darling project. Is this what we teachers do to parents? I am back to blogging, a little, and have not forgotten my promise to my stressed out blogger mommy! Tell me what paper craft supplies that you can not obtain and would love to have. No sense sending supplies that you already have access to:) Barbara

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    1. Barbara its not the poor teachers fault..ha ha they are ok with toys ..its my little child who want to impress everyone!! And you are so kind.I am very easy to please..anything from the heart is most welcome!!

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  50. How cute is this! Your daughter has a great imagination and is super creative! Love the pics of her hard at work! Kudos to you for great parenting too Sonia!

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  51. Brilliant use of what was to hand to make your daughters hot air balloon. The finished project looks great. Hugs Mrs a.

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  52. Hello Dr Sonia. I am here for the first time and I see many beautiful crafts on your blog, so I am your new follower.
    If you can make time to visit my I'm very happy.
    Sorry for my Englisch,I now only a few words ,I am from the Netherlands .
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you Elly..you have a wonderful blog

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  53. Wow..very creative..like how ur daughter smartly convert the little little things in to an awesome hot air balloon.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  54. Great project...yes, the guilt would have been overwhelming if you had not jumped in on this project. LOL It turned out great with all the wonderful details.

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    1. Thank you Benzi..ha ha yes my little one knows how to pull my strings!

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  55. What a fun idea! A lot more fun that the more typical modes of transportation.

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    1. Thank you so much..oh yes it was a unique one indeed!

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  56. Well mom saved the day here with a great project that was kid friendly. Super fun! Hugs!

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  57. What a fabulous idea...........Prisha seems to be so confident with her crafting!!!! May d hot air balloon be her flight to higher & higher creative aspirations!!!

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    1. Thank you Tanvi..yes my kiddo seems to enjoy crafting even more than me these days!!

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  58. Doc... this is seriously amazing stuff and Prisha like you likes to think out of the box.. hot air balloon.. seriously... WOW~!

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    1. Khush I was seriously stressed out that day and its a miracle the plastic ball didnt fall off!

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  59. What a fab craft, you really have artist minds and hands, both you and your daughter. Looking at your blog, I am so jealous because I can't even cut the chartpaper properly, don't know what will I do when my daughter starts getting her craft projects at school. May be come to your blog for help. :)! Here's one link where I cam across some good craft projects, may be you and your daughter can try them. http://www.humptybumptykids.com/5-eco-friendly-crafts-kids/

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    1. Thank you so much Preeti. Hey take heart..I started crafting with gusto for school projects only and that is how this blog was born!

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  60. Hi Dr Sonia
    This is fabulous like all your work. I hv been following you for so long but didn't have a blog so could not write to you earlier. I really like and appreciate your generosity in sharing your skills. I hv personally learnt a lot from you. it is amazing the extent to which a blog reveals someone's personality. I have gone thru your Blogger tips too and tried to incorporate few to start with. I would really like if u find the time to look at my blog. thanx
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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    1. Oh Suman thank you so much such a heartwarming comment that is. Comments such as yours makes blogging and sharing tutorials worth all the effort!! Am off to explore your blog

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  61. Hello Dr Sonia

    You are one of the reasons for me to start a crafting blog. I appreciate your generosity in sharing your skills with everyone. Hope you would find the time to visit my blog. Thanx
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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    1. Suman your work is gorgeous and I have just become your follower

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  62. Thank you Dr Sonia, loved your visit.:)

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  63. Hi Sonia

    just came her for a visit and was so happy to see Kuttu's photos in action... its really nice to see her level of innovation at such a young age ... that's more a compliment for you for imbibing this skill and harnessing her talent...

    since I am not regularly crafting but managed to put up three posts today I am putting a link her so you can let me know what you think
    http://creativita-jovi.blogspot.in/

    Hugs to Prisha

    Lots of Love
    Jovi

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    1. Jovi ..I am thrilled you dropped by and so nice of you to remember my little one's pet name too!

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  64. Wow sonia this is awesome recycling. .love the creativity you and your little one put together. .hats off.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog..u know I wanted to post something for a long time. .but kept postponing. .but on seeing your sweet comment. .I thought wow I have to share some thing so that I don't let down my lovely friend :) thanks for being there. ..

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  65. This is so awesome what a great project. I love the facrt that the doll is going for a ride.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  66. This is SO creative! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky!

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    1. I loved your blog and many of the entries linked up in your party!!

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  67. This is very clever! Planning to feature this on my blog tomorrow :)

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    1. Am so thrilled!! I loved browsing your blog

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  68. hi i had been following ur blog for a long time... had a break in btw... ur creations are awesome... do take a look at my blog http://blescreation.wordpress.com when u find time.. Thank you :)

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