I don’t know what it is about hot air balloons that make them so fascinating and beautiful. Maybe it is their bright colors or the fire dancing below them powering them up higher and higher. Either way, a sky full of hot air balloons is just mesmerizing. This mixed media suncatcher captures some of their magic. This is a pretty and simple project for the spring or summer.
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What you will need:
Print your printable template onto a piece of watercolor paper. You may have to trim your watercolor paper to letter size. Cut the balloon shapes out your watercolor paper.
Paint the remainder of the watercolor paper in the color that you would like your sky to be. You may also try painting first and then cutting out the balloon shape. Either will work. Set your painting aside to dry.
While your paint is drying, cut strips of tissue paper in different colors. When the paint is fully dry, flip the painting over.
Glue around the outside of one of the balloon shapes.
Place strips of tissue paper across the cut-out section over the glue. Cover the balloon cut-out with different colored strips of tissue. Repeat the process with the other balloon.
Snip any excess tissue paper.
Flip your paper back over.
Cut two square or rectangle shapes out of a piece of construction paper and draw diagonal lines across the shapes to make baskets.
Glue the baskets under your balloon and use a Sharpie to draw in any details.
Hang it in the window for a beautiful suncatcher effect.