We’re going up, up, up and away with this Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher Craft that’s so full of color and charm!
Aren’t hot air balloons just magical things? I’ve always been fascinated with them. While I haven’t ridden in one yet, it’s been on my to-do-list since I was a kid. Guess I better get on that then. In the meantime, we’re sticking this gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher Craft on our windows and dreaming of the day. You can also easily make this Paper Plate Hot Air Balloon Craft, too.
Now, our Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher Craft is made a little differently. It’s about impossible to find clear contact paper in these parts. However, I did come across clear wrapping paper at our local dollar store. A little Mod Podge to stick the colorful rainbow of tissue paper and it’s a perfect suncatcher.
The rest of the supplies include small craft sticks, brown cardstock, a glue stick, and scissors.
Hot Air Balloon Suncatcher Craft
- Clear wrapping paper
- Mod Podge
- Tissue paper – rainbow colors
- Small craft sticks
- Brown cardstock
- Glue stick
Begin by cutting a strip of the clear wrapping paper. It should be wider then you know you’ll need and long enough to fold over.
Tape one end of the wrapping paper to the surface you’re working on.
Decide how large you want your hot air balloons to be. We were using small desert-size paper plates as our circle template. Then, apply Mod Podge to the wrapping paper, in an area slightly larger than you’ll need.
Now, cut colorful bits of tissue paper. You could do squares, strips, circles, torn pieces, etc.
Begin positioning the tissue paper pieces on the area of Mod Podge.
Once your pattern is set, apply another layer of Mod Podge to the top of the tissue paper pieces.
Then fold the other end of the wrapping paper over the tissue paper. Smoosh flat.
Place your circle template, we used a dessert-size paper plate, over the tissue paper. Use a pen to trace around the template.
Now cut a rectangle out of brown cardstock. Glue to 2 craft sticks to form a basket.
And glue the basket to the tissue paper circle.
So pretty and so colorful! A great craft for little ones, too, because there’s no way to really mess this up.
Be sure to find more fun spring craft ideas at Our Kid Things!