Summer is the best time to do some great Hot Air Balloon crafts for kids! I mean what is better than imagining yourself floating in the sky in a hot air balloon taking in the view below and all around!
Hot Air balloons are a different way to explore the skies and are a fun event for all the family! It must feel pretty magical and is something I must do with my children.
Why not celebrate Hot Air Balloon on June 5th with some cool activities to keep kids busy!
I have 25 Hot Air Balloon arts and crafts for kids to enjoy below! Some of these involve paper, some use buttons and others use cupcake liners!
Many of these are already in your cupboards at home making it an easy craft idea for Mums in a rush!
Which of these was your favorite?! They all look so pretty and so much fun. You might decide to do several of these depending on what materials you have to hand!
This hot air balloon craft is perfect for Valentine's Day or any time of the year! It is also a cool Valentine mailbox!
This Quilled heart hot air balloon is perfect for Valentine's Day, but alternatively you can use it for Summer too.
This paper craft is suitable for slightly older kids as there is a little bit of technique involved in quilling.
This 3D craft uses a few materials including colored paper, string and toilet paper roll!! Using glue and scissors you can easily put this adorable hot air balloon together!
This hot air balloon craft makes such a pretty picture! I sure wish I was in the sky in one of those!
It uses Washi tape to decorate the actual balloon so you can choose whatever color and pattern you like!
Such a simple craft that looks great.
Another 3D Hot air balloon craft that features individual kids photographs! This would be a cool classroom activity and could be used as a keepsake.
I think this is one of the best hot air balloon crafts for preschool!
They love sticking buttons down and it is a great opportunity to teach them color
Another great preschool craft which is great for sensory stimulation due to bright colors, shapes and different textures of materials!
Here you can use tissue paper, pom poms, basically anything you like to decorate your hot air balloons.
I love paper plate crafts for kids and this seems like a simple one to try with my 2 preschool children.
This watercolor paint hot air balloon is a beautiful craft for kids.
Mum will need to help with this one by initially drawing a hot air balloon.
You can draw any pattern you wish inside!
This paper craft helps you make a beautiful picture! There are step by step instructions and a free printable template to guide you!
You can use as many different colors of paper as you like and even decorate some of them with coloring pencils, glitter or sequins, which are a favorite in our house
Another Valentine hot air balloon craft! This one would make a fabulous Valentine Day card!
Like some of the other easy crafts for children shown here it features a 3D hot air balloon.
This one is however stuck onto a heart shaped piece of paper! You could switch this for cardstock if you want to make it into a card.
These light catchers are so much fun to put together! Older kids might want to follow a particular pattern or design for their hot air balloon. Younger kids will be happy to freestyle and come up with their own!
A fun craft for kids of all ages! I think this is suitable for preschool age and it will be an excellent test of fine motor skills as they stick the small pieces of tissue paper onto the hot air balloon shape!
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!
Like a few of my other art activities above this can be used for a Valentine card or just a pretty picture for your wall!
A 3D paper craft that helps you create these mini hot air balloons, which can be used as a mobile!
This craft is also suitable for adults as well as kids of all ages! Younger kids will need some assistance putting this together, but they will enjoy coloring in the template and decorating the hot air balloon.
This educational preschool craft ticks all the right boxes for a sensory craft as it covers all 5 senses! Three and 4 year olds will love exploring the different textures, bright colors, scents, crinkling noises and will feel as it they can almost taste the strong vinegar!
Hot air balloon art and crafts do not come much easier than this coffee filter craft! Another great activity for preschool kids on a Summers Day!
Another painting activity for little kids, but this one involves a newspaper. Just make sure Dad leaves you some pages before binning his daily read
A drawing tutorial which will be suitable for older kids! Teach them to draw a hot air balloon in a few simple steps! Then they can color and decorate it however they wish.
Another simple hot air balloon craft which will work well after reading the famous Dr Seuss book.
Suncatcher crafts are perfect for Summer! These hot air balloons look so pretty on your window as they catch the sunlight!
Hearts and a hot air balloon?! A winner each time when it comes to kids crafts. This one can be used during Summer or for Valentine's Day.
It is very simple and uses a pretty cupcake liner to represent the hot air balloon.
This craft utilises a few of my 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!
I am actually complementing doing a similar craft to this one with my daughter, but I am planning on making a 3D paper hot air balloon instead of a CD.
I know she has lots of tiny Polly Pocket figures that she could set in the egg carton and pretend they were having a fun day out!
I would sure love to float in the sky in a hot air balloon that looks like the one made here! It is super bright and colorful.
This fun craft doubles up as a toy for pretend play! My preschoolers love activities like this, because they get so much enjoyment out of making their own toys.
Another CD craft which lets you make bright hot air balloons!
If you did not know by now, paper plates make great hot air balloons! Plus hot air balloons make great February 14th craft ideas!
You might even mix n match some of the ideas to come up with a brand new one of your own! That is exactly what I am planning on doing!
Please check out my massive list of Summer crafts for kids if you need more ideas to keep them entertained.
Do you like these Hot Air Balloon Crafts for Kids?