Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Hot Air Balloon Day!
Today we celebrated the anniversary of the First Hot Air Balloon flight!
We read Fire and Silk by Neil Johnson
and then went to:
to print out some pictures for Princess to color,
which she decided not to do.We did find many other things
on that site to add to our craft bags!
Princess decided she would rather we drew our own hot air balloons
and color them, so we did.
I let her color mine after I drew it.
We decided to go with magic markers, so our balloons would
look as vibrant as those in the book.
We were going to make a craft with paper mache
(that I thought was very clever of myself to come up with)
later in the afternoon,
but Princess got a call from her cousin to join her at a local
Chinese restaurant for dinner and ran to get changed before
I could object. Why did I think she would choose me
and my wet newspaper? lol
If anyone wants to know what we were going to do..and still might one day:
Kate's Crazy Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon Craft
I was going to paper mache over a balloon and after it was dry,
paint it and let dry again and then run ribbon
down from the top of the balloon to a dixie cup
(you could use a yogurt cup or something else but would need a drill
for the holes) that we would decorate
with paints or markers and punch 2 or 4 holes in near the top to run the
ribbon through and tie. I thought we could tie fishing line to the top bit of ribbon and
hang from the ceiling in her room.
I have a very rough sketch that I was using.
Posted by Garden State Kate