3, 2, 1 …. Launch… Launch into aviation for fun with your students as they use tissue paper and a glue stick to build a 20x20x36 inch hot air balloon that can really fly. Check out the preview video.

This packet included everything you need to be ready to build tissue hot air balloons. Just add tissue supplies, glue sticks, and a few indoor hot air blowers. Student action sheets can be printed, laminated, and used for repeative builds.

This is a HOW TO GUIDE with teacher prep and does NOT include the supplies or materials needed to build the actual kite. Teacher guide provides guidence of supply sourcing materials and launcher.

Activity Cost: Consumbable materials per team of 4 students costs less than $2. The indoor hot air blower is the only equipment needed and it is reusable for class after class for year.

Using teamwork and communication, together students will construct a hot air balloon out of tissue paper that can launch over 20 feet using the Pitsco Indoor Balloon Blower.

Included with this activity is a teacher guide with prep plans, supply sources, timeline for constructing the hot air balloon, and STEP by STEP guide for students to follow.

This activity typically take a week to complete. Given age and skill abilities of students, it can take a day less or a few days more. Teacher guide section outlines a week’s schedule and provides prep notes.


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