I was thrilled to learn Fisher-Price has created a website full of birthday party themes for little ones,
complete with free printables, games and decorations.
(Squeals of glee could be heard all over the house when they sent their vehicles down the ramp!)
thought it would be nice to incorporate hot air balloons as an additional mode of transportation, so I came up with a cute treat that can either be prepared in advance and displayed (see below), or would make a fun party activity.
- Foam sheets or construction paper in fun colours
- Pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun (use craft glue if kids are assembling them)
- Stick-on shapes (optional)
- Styrofoam ball
Here’s how to make it:
- Cut out balloon and basket shapes
- Attach pipe cleaner to balloon and basket pieces using hot glue gun
- Add shapes or other designs to decorate balloon (optional)
- Stick lollipop to back of hot air balloon with glue, lining up bottom of candy with the bottom of the balloon and adhering stick to basket (see image below).
- Using a serrated knife, cut bottom of styrofoam ball (I used a 6″ sphere)
- Paint it to look like a globe; let paint dry
- Display lollipops by poking sticks into styrofoam globe
And there you have it. 🙂 If you’ve got older kids, they will have fun helping you with this craft. They can get really creative and make their own unique version of the earth, complete with rainbows, stars, moon – and whatever else they can imagine.
Happy party planning!!