Monday, May 30, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Craft: "Oh the Places You'll Go!"

Happy Memorial Day!  We had a beautiful evening last night at the Kansas City Celebration at the Station. Gorgeous fireworks, a picnic, and great symphony music made it a true celebration for our family.  Bring on the summer!  Inspired by all the breathtaking hot air balloons we see this time of year, we decided to create our own!  As we were making them the English teacher in me kept thinking of one of our favorite books, Oh, the Places You'll Go, so we read it when while our hot air balloons dried.  My oldest researched the science behind lift-off and wrote about it in his journal - cool - one more thing to keep the brain from turning to mush over the summer:).

Hot air balloon craft:
supplies:  plastic cup, three flexi-straws, zip dry glue, one balloon

First, we put glue at the bottom & middle of straws - where they touch the cup.
We let them dry for 20 minutes and read Oh the Places You'll Go while we waited:).

Apply glue to the bottom of your balloon, where it touches the straws,
and gently press the balloon in place!
Voila...your very own hot air balloon!  These would be fun homemade teacher gifts
and you could add candy and/or a gift card to the inside of the cup.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." 
(Dr. Seuss) 

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