Aren’t these paper plate hot air balloons cute? I’ve wanted to hang something in the playroom for ages. We used to have a mobile up, but it came down when we redecorated last year.

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To make your own paper plate hot air balloons you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pens
  • Paints
  • Washi tape
  • Stapler
  • String
  • Paper cup

paper plate hot air balloons

Decorate your paper plates and cups. You will need two plates per hot air balloon.

To create the hanging basket make two holes on either side of the top of the cup. Then thread two lengths of string through those holes and attach them to one of the paper plates.

Next place the plates together and staple them.

Finally make a loop of string and attach it to the top of the hot air balloon.

The paper plate hot air balloons look really sweet hanging in the playroom, and BB seemed to really enjoy decorating his plate.

If you enjoyed these paper plate hot air balloons be sure to check out paper plate fish and paper plate rainbows.

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Add some cheery decorations to a child's room with this paper plate hot air balloon craft for kids.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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