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3D Hot Air Balloon

Crafting Time:
1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Cricut

Additional Information

Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cricut®:
    Explore™ machine
    Design Space™ free online design software
    12"x12" StandardGrip cutting mat
    Explore™ Scoring Stylus
  • Cardstock (1 each):
    Turquoise
    Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Red
    Light blue
  • Glue
  • Wood skewers
  • String
  • Tree branch

DIRECTIONS:

1. Go to Cricut Design Space (cricut.com/design) and search for the project name.
2. Open the project window and click “Make it Now™. Follow the on-screen prompts to cut and score the balloon shapes.
3. Remove cut pieces from mat. Fold each hot air balloon shape in half on scoring line. Repeat five times.
4. Glue half of one hot air balloon side to another. Continue until five sides are glued. Glue the fifth side to the first, making a circle.
5. Do the same for the basket.
6. Stick a wood skewer through the center of the 3D hot air balloon and basket.
7. Position basket and cut skewer at the bottom of the hot air balloon basket. Glue in place.
8. Glue string to skewer in the center of the 3D hot air balloon.
9. Do the same to all five hot air balloons.
10. Tie strings to branch, adjusting length as desired.

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