21 Hot Air Balloon Crafts

The sky is the limit with these charming hot air balloon crafts: Use them at children’s parties, baby showers, nurseries, or any place your decor needs a lift!

While hot air balloons are ordinarily associated with adventurous modes of travel, why not bring that whirlwind experience into your own home by crafting some miniature balloon replicas? Browse through below and come fly away with us!

1. DIY Hot Air Balloon Favors by Oh Happy Day

These favors are not full of hot air – just a fleet of bright and colorful hot air balloons carrying cute little baskets of jelly beans, or any other tiny treat you want. 

DIY Hot Air Balloon Favors by Oh Happy Day

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2. DIY Hot Air Balloon Party Decor by Best Friends For Frosting

If you’re looking for some standout decor for your next birthday party, it’s time to get fun and floaty with these DIY hot air balloon decorations. These simple “balloons” are paper lanterns that are easy to decorate. Attach with twine or ribbon to homemade baskets, and voila! You’ve got whimsical homemade hot air balloon pieces that will impress guests young and old. 

DIY Hot Air Balloon Party Decor by Best Friends For Frosting

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3. Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloon Craft by Kids Activities

Kids will love this tissue paper hot air balloon craft. Made with items you probably already have around the house, this tissue paper hot air balloon craft is a wonderful project for kids. Make a few hot air balloons and hang them from your bedroom or playroom roof; they make pretty decorations.

Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloon Craft by Kids Activities

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4. DIY Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece by Love Inc. Mag

A hot air balloon centerpiece is a fun way to add color and quirkiness to your wedding. What you will love about this project is that it’s so versatile—you can add variations of flowers, baskets and balloons to create the perfect centerpiece for your special day!

DIY Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece by Love Inc. Mag

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5. DIY Vintage Hot Air Balloon by Crafts Unleashed

Need a vintage hot air balloon to decorate for a baby shower or a little girl’s room? You’re going to love this tutorial! You can completely customize this Hot Air Balloon to fit any theme or style. You can even make it functional by adding a small light to the inside and turn your hot air balloon into a lantern.

DIY Vintage Hot Air Balloon by Crafts Unleashed

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6. DIY Hot Air Balloon Mobile by How Joyful

Check out this step by step tutorial and a free template to make a beautiful how air balloon mobile with 3 different designs of balloons. The pattern is very simple and the best part is that you can make it in any color you want and you can add all kinds of different designs to the basic pattern to make it that much special!

DIY Hot Air Balloon Mobile by How Joyful

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7. Paper Quilled Hot Air Balloon Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places you’ll Go!’ book, this quilled paper balloon craft is worth a place on your wall! Since the craft uses just one kind of quilling coil, it’s a great project for beginners.

Paper Quilled Hot Air Balloon Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom

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8. DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft by Create Play Travel

Feeling crafty? A creative project can be the perfect solution for decorating a bedroom, nursery or play room. A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to create and decorate. You can design your own paper hot air balloon using this free paper template!

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft by Create Play Travel

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9. Textured Hot Air Balloon Sensory Craft by Artsy Momma

This textured hot air balloon sensory craft combines sight, smell, touch and sound. It also uses fine motor skills from painting on the glue and sprinkling the colored rice to placing on tiny stickers and pieces of the different materials used.

Textured Hot Air Balloon Sensory Craft by Artsy Momma

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10. Paper Hot Air Balloon by I Heart Crafty Things

Are you ready make the cutest paper craft ever? You are going to want to hurry and add this paper hot air balloon craft to the top of your to-do list because it is absolutely gorgeous! This printable template makes creating your hot air balloons especially easy for preschoolers and kids of all ages to make.

Paper Hot Air Balloon by I Heart Crafty Things

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11. DIY Hot Air Balloon Bulletin Board by Fun 365

The sky’s the limit when it comes to classroom decor. Soar to new heights this year with a colorful bulletin board that everyone will love. This DIY bulletin board will add whimsy and brighten up any classroom. Teachers can transform those boring walls and bring a little creativity and inspiration to their students with a fun hot air balloon theme for their classroom.

DIY Hot Air Balloon Bulletin Board by Fun 365

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12. 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Decorations by Martha Stewart

These rainbow-colored balloons are made to look like they’re floating in mid-air! You will use one template to cut, fold, and hang a batch of these easy-to-make paper decorations.

3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Decorations by Martha Stewart

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13. DIY Hot Air Balloon Costume by San Diego Family

Why be a pilot for Halloween when you can pilot your own hot air balloon? This awesome DIY costume is sure to turn some heads at the neighborhood Halloween party. But be careful. You just might get carried away!

DIY Hot Air Balloon Costume by San Diego Family

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14. Hot Air Balloon Baby Mobile by Lia Griffith

 DIY baby mobile is the perfect handmade addition to a baby’s room and is one of those pieces you just know will be treasured forever. Because this could easily become a keepsake, you will have to use  a good quality wool felt. Sitting in the basket of each hot air balloon is a teeny tiny animal character making this the cutest baby mobile around for miles! 

Hot Air Balloon Baby Mobile by Lia Griffith

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15. Papier Mache Hot Air Balloon by Little Hearts, Big Love

Children love getting their hands messy with paper mache and paint and this easy peasy hot air balloon will allow them to do just that! It’s a very easy make, just allow a couple of days to layer up and dry the paper mache. You can pop a little character in the basket and hang it up on the ceiling to admire the view!  

Papier Mache Hot Air Balloon by Little Hearts, Big Love

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16. Hot Air Balloon Button Canvas by Birch And Button

A decorative canvas can do a lot to brighten a room and add a pop of color to your walls. If you don’t feel confident making your own painted canvas, making a button canvas is an easy way to achieve this.

Hot Air Balloon Button Canvas by Birch And Button

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17. Washi Tape Hot Air Balloon Craft by I Heart Crafty Things

Washi tape can be used in so many different ways, it’s just mind blowing! One example is this Washi Tape Hot Air Balloon Craft where you can arrange patterned tape vertically and horizontally to create colorful balloons. This fun washi tape hot air balloon craft is perfect for a summer afternoon craft and it works great for kids of all ages.

Washi Tape Hot Air Balloon Craft by I Heart Crafty Things

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18. Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft by Easy Peasy And Fun

You can use this printable template for this crafty project or just have the kids draw their own balloons to unleash their creativity. This idea will work out nicely as classroom crafty project (preschoolers, kindergarten and higher grades), you just need to adjust some steps to fit the age group of kids.

Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft by Easy Peasy And Fun

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19. Woven CD Hot Air Balloon by Artsy Craftsy Kids

This craft utilizes a few of our favorite materials including CDs and egg cartons as the basket. The idea is to wrap yarn around the CD to make the hot air balloon, attach some string and then add an egg carton!

This is a great little craft for developing fine motor skills and once your children get the hang of the process, they’ll be weaving away with ease. Can you imagine how they would like as part of a school display?

Woven CD Hot Air Balloon by Artsy Craftsy Kids

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20. Doily Hot Air Balloon Craft by I Heart Arts N Crafts

Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like doilies and the craft uses for them are endless! A pretty hot air balloon craft for kids that uses 2 doilies. In this case, they are red but you can use these in any color you wish! It can be used for a Valentine card or just a pretty picture for your wall.

Doily Hot Air Balloon Craft by I Heart Arts N Crafts

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21. DIY Hot Air Balloon Tutorial

DIY hot air balloon are a cute and fun decoration for your next party. They can be used either outdoors hanging off branches in the garden, or indoors hanging from the ceiling or lights with string. They are perfect for a high tea themed party, a kitchen tea, or even just as a general decoration for a party with no particular theme. Treat the kids and hide little tokens in the baskets for a fun game for the little ones. Tip: try coating the balloon in a light layer of petroleum jelly to prevent the doilies from sticking when you pop the balloon.

DIY Doily Hot Air Balloons Craft

Skill level

Intermediate

 

 

 

Rit Dye
Plastic cling wrap
Cardstock paper in coordinating colors

 

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YOU MIGHT DECIDE TO DO SEVERAL OF THESE HOT AIR BALLOON CRAFTS DEPENDING ON WHAT MATERIALS YOU HAVE ON HAND!

Or you might even mix and match some of these ideas to come up with a brand one of your own! If you end up making something from this list, don’t hesitate to share photo with us on our Facebook Page.

Please check out our massive list of Kids Crafts_ if you need more ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Thank you for stopping bye. We hope you found a fun hot air balloon craft ti make from this round-up today!