We have been reading some Winnie the Pooh stories recently and in one of them Winnie has a blue balloon and floats off, combined with the fact that we have seen a hot air balloon recently it was the perfect time to make a hot air balloon with J.
What you need
2 paper plates
A post it note
Some string or wool
How the fun happens
As I discovered from the Sticky Turtle activity J loves glue – in that activity we spread it with our hands – but we are a few weeks down the line and he’s now almost 2 – so instead of spreading with his hands on the paper plate I squirted the glue on and he used a sponge on a stick to spread the glue around.
We had torn up paper previously – he loves doing this and it’s so great for his fine motor development this time the mouth wasn’t used at all just his fingers.
He then stuck the pieces of paper on the plate and we turned it over repeated and then with a further plate as well. These I then hung up to dry on our sock drier.
I then cut the dried plates half way up and then slotted them together.
J has discovered post it notes and likes drawing on them – so using one of his drawings on a post it note which I am well informed was Daddy I poked a knitting needle through two corners to make holes and then did the same on one of the paper plates. I then used some wool and joined the “basket” with daddy in to the balloon.
We had a fun afternoon with our hot air balloon.