Up in the air! -Grade 3


The grade three students worked to create a papier-mâché hot air balloon for our Unit of Inquiry “Up In The Air”.


  1. Students engaged in a multi-step process, that involved shaping the balloon with recycled strips of newspaper and paste.

  2. Students had to ensure that enough layers were added, to create a solid surface which  was durable enough to decorate.

  3. Once dried, students planned out their balloon design on paper.

  4. Students then recreated their designs using acrylic paint directly on their balloon.  

  5. In the final stage, students posed for a photo that was then added to the basket attached to their “hot air balloon.”

  6. The students were finally ready to enjoy their ride! 

Post Author: Jessica Colavincenzo

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