Hot air balloons in Ms Forde’s First Class

The children have been busy learning about transport this term.

For art, we worked in pairs to put paper mache on a balloon. It took a lot of hard work and patience to put PVA glue and paper on the balloons. We put one layer of ripped up newspaper and one layer of ripped up white paper. We left the paper mache to dry in a cool place.

The next week, we made a plan with our partner about how we would decorate our balloons. When we were happy with our plan, we took turns to paint patterns, colours and shapes on the paper mache.

It was hard work, but we were all very happy with the result.

Did you know?

  • The hot air balloon was invented by two French brothers – Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfer in 1783.
  • The first people on a hot air balloon were animals! – A sheep, a rooster and a duck! Their view was probably not baaaaaad.

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