We started making this Hot Air Balloon probably two months ago back when we studied Air for science. This drove the point home that everything, including air and helium balloons that rise – all weigh something. Helium and hot air are gases that simply weigh less than normal air, so they rise.


To make this, blow up a balloon. Then, paste small squares of white paper to it, layering it with a few layers. Wait for it to dry. You do not have to wait two months like we did. 😉 After dry, cut out the bottom of the balloon and take the balloon out. It will retain its shape.

Then paint away!



Don’t tell Daddy, but Mama put yet another hole in the wall, this time a ceiling hook. He hates it when I put up holes in the walls, but sometimes it is worth it! 🙂 The above photo is my perspective looking down on Satori painting while I was trying to get the hole in the ceiling. Once she was done, we attached a little basket I got from a craft store. You can also use an empty matchbox or make your own.

Then, the finished Hot Air Balloon, floating from our ceiling! The girl is almost falling out, Grandpa, pull her back!


Now, we have to cuddle up, the locals tell me it is supposed to reach negative 34 degrees tonight!