Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

As part of our topic ‘transport in the air’ the children made their own hot air balloons out of paper Mache. The children enjoyed watching the balloons being blown up. The children enjoyed tearing up the newspaper and then dipping it in the glue and then sticking it onto the balloons. We then let this dry. The children then chose different colours from the cupboard to use to paint their hot air balloon. The children used words such as “red, orange, green”. The children used their fine motor skills to paint their balloons and enjoyed exploring the paints by mixing it together the create new colours. The children then helped to put the string onto the plant pot and then we took it to the garden. The children really enjoyed dropping the hot air balloon from the bridge of the garden and enjoyed watching it go down.

Well done Toddlers