Category Archives: Learning

Hot Air Balloon Art {Sewing and Analogous Colors}

We made hot air balloon banners! We think they make pretty garden flags or fun party decorations… This hot air balloon art project provided lots of sewing practice and a chance to talk about analogous and complementary colors. My goal … Continue reading






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Hot Air Balloon Art {Drawing and Patterns}

Our second hot air balloon art project was for sketching practice and pattern design. When I was planning this, I drew my balloons free-hand, but I realized the smaller kids would be frustrated trying to draw balloons and not enjoy … Continue reading






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Hot Air Balloon Art {Learning Gradient}

I used our first hot air balloon art project to teach the children about gradient or a graduated color wash, using water color paints for the background. We also practiced tracing, cutting, and gluing while making our pop-up hot air balloons. … Continue reading






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Queen Victoria, Hot Air Balloons, and Art Projects

I’m so thankful to have more energy to devote to school and art projects after a long, exhausting pregnancy. We are studying the mid- 1800’s using Tapestry of Grace Year 3, and are currently focused on Victorian England. We are … Continue reading






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