Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Make Your Own Hot Air Balloon

Here is a fun and easy rainy day project, make you own plastic bag hot air balloon.

You Will Need:
Plastic bag (no holes)
Needle
Plastic Cup
Scissors
Strong Thread
Hair Dryer


Cut the handles off the bag.
Sew stitches around the open end of the bag. Pull the threads together to form bag into a balloon shape.
Cut bottom off the cup. You can decorate it.
Sew the cup to the bag. 4 string hanging equally around the cup.




Fill the balloon with hot air from the hair dryer.
Watch the ballon take off.












Then we went outside and used the air compressor and the lawn blower to watch the balloon fly.









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6 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Cool! That looks like a husband inspired craft...leaf blower, air compressor...you can tell who was home from work today! :)

Family O'Foxes said...

a fun thing!
We did this last Sept.
http://familyofoxes.blogspot.com/2007/09/hot-air-balloon-experiment.html

fun!

Andrea said...

That looks like fun! Now if only I could go for a ride in a hot air balloon someday! :)

Renee' said...

What a neat ideal! The kids (me too!) are going to love this. Thanks for sharing!

4funboys said...

my boys will love this

thanks 4 sharing

MamaGeek said...

Just when I thought you could NOT dazzle me ANYMORE... very cool.