Hot Air Balloon

by Huang Yun


Learn how to create a simple hot air balloon craft within 10 minutes.

Skill Level: Easy

Suitable For: 3-4 years old

Estimated Time: 15 - 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Hot Air Balloon

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Tearing, pasting, cutting.

  • Intellectual - Colour, shape, sequencing.

  • Emotional - Appreciation.

  • Social - None.


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Step 1

Paste the torn coloured paper on the back of paper plate and leave it to dry.

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Step 3

Cut the base of the hot air balloon (smaller than the paper plate as this represents the basket of the hot air balloon).

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  • Paper Plate

  • Glue

  • Assorted Coloured Paper

  • Cutter

  • Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Tape

Step 2

Once it’s dry, turn over the plate. Using a cutter, create two slits below the circumference of the plate. Next, attach the two yarn strings on the rim of the paper plate, leaving some of yarn dangling. To secure the yarn, create a knot at both ends.

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Step 4

Attach the base onto the yarn by making 2 slits above the basket with the cutter. Afterwards, insert the yarn on each hole and secure it by tying a knot. And your hot air balloon is done!

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