Peg Planes And Hot Air Balloons #BostikBlogger.

I am thrilled to share the news that this year I have been chosen to be a Bostik blogger for Tots100.

Each month we will be sent a box full of themed crafting goodies from Craft Merrily and I will be sharing step-by-step tutorials on how to make what we create. Mia in particular loves crafting – we are all very excited!

The theme for March is flying. I must admit I really struggled for inspiration for this theme but we soon came up with some ideas and created peg planes (pictured above) and a simple hot air balloon – with hair!

To make a peg plane you will need –

  • 4 lollipop sticks.
  • 1 wooden peg.
  • PVA glue.

Peg planes take just minutes to make. Simply glue two sticks to the top of the peg, and two to the bottom. Where you place the sticks is entirely up to you and you can also decorate the planes if you wish. My two chose to keep them as they were and started chasing each other around with them as soon as they were dry.

To make our simple hot air balloons you will need –

  • 1 balloon.
  • Tissue paper.
  • A permanent marker.
  • String.
  • Googly eyes.
  • A plastic cup or cardboard cup.
  • PVA glue.
  • Blu Tack micro dots (or you can use double-sided sticky tape).

Firstly, inflate your balloon. My lungs are not made of strong stuff these days we used our trust balloon pump!

Once inflated, stick two googly eyes to the front of the balloon using PVA glue. Using a permanent marker, draw on any details you want to add such a nose and mouth.

Place the micro dots/double-sided sticky tape on top of the balloon and add lots of shredded tissue paper to make hair. Attach a length of string (approx 1m) to the top of the balloon, make sure you leave an even amount of string hanging either side of the balloon to attach to the plastic/cardboard cup.

Using the micro dots/double-sided sticky tape, stick each end of string to the inside of the cup.

And that’s it! Your simple hot air balloon is ready to go!

I hope you’ve enjoyed our first Bostik craft post! I can’t wait to share more of our makes with you over the coming months.

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