Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hot Air Balloons

A few years back, I travelled to New Mexico for a vacation with friends to visit Santa Fe and to go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival.



Have you heard of it? Hundreds of balloons take off early in the morning (what they call the Mass Ascension) and fill the sky with colorful goodness.







It was certainly something to see. Memories of that came back to me recently while I was in a children's store and saw these hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling.


Wouldn't that be fun to make at home and hang in a kid's room? Just cut out two hot air balloon shapes and then make a cut halfway down (from top to middle) on one and a cut halfway up (from bottom to middle) on the other. Slide one balloon shape into the other and you have instant 3D art. I imagine doing this with pretty papers with metallic details or even mounting punchy fabrics onto posterboard and using that. So many possibilities. All would be beautiful!

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photos by The Pink Chalkboard
hot air balloons found in store found at Carters

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