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Hot Air Balloon Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 30 unique hot air balloon coloring pages that are all free to download and print! If you are looking for a calming activity for yourself or a young one, these printables are sure to provide hours of fun! In no time, you, too, will be floating in the clouds!

For this series of printables, I illustrated a wide variety of hot air balloons in different styles and complexities to appeal to all ages. Included are simple outlines for young kids, olden-day hot air balloons, heart-shaped balloons, mandala hot air balloons, and even a Mickey Mouse one!

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While these pages make for a fun and free craft project, they can also be used in the classroom or at home to teach kids about these marvelous floating aircraft that have been around since the late 1700s!

To start coloring, click on any of the below images or links to open the free PDF. Once opened, you can then download or print. All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!

10 Craft Ideas to do With Hot Air Balloon Coloring Pages

Hot air balloons are easy and fun to color and are a terrific choice for paper crafts.

Here are 10 affordable, exciting, creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!

1. Abstract Classroom Art

This craft begins with the children drawing a giant tree on sheet paper that can later be hung on the wall.

Each child should color a hot air balloon and cut it from the page.

Then, each hot air balloon is glued to a different “branch” of the tree.

This will look as if the balloons got caught in the tree when floating through the sky, and it makes for an entertaining classroom decoration.

2. Make the Balloons Fly

Invest in a few helium balloons from a novelty store, and let your child carefully attach his or her artwork to the surface.

This is easier than it seems and is best done with plain Elmer’s glue.

The page can be used in its entirety, or the hot air balloon can be cut out and attached as a decal. Either way, it’s lots of fun.

3. Up, Up and Away

Color and cut out a hot air balloon and set it aside. Next, take a piece of blue poster board and glue cotton balls on as clouds and a big yellow pom-pom for the sun.

Punch holes in the top of the balloon and the background page alike with a metal hole punch.

Thread a long piece of blue yarn through the page and tie the other end to the hot air balloon so it can be pulled up as if it’s ascending through the air!

4. Hot Air Balloon Gumball Machine

Once the balloon is colored, each child should be given a handful of craft pom-poms in various colors.

These should be glued to the balloon, and ordinary plastic wrap can be used to cover the pom-poms to create the shiny gumball container.

On the basket part of the balloon, the youngster should add a “door” with gray felt to make it look as if it’s where the gumballs are dispensed.

5. Colorful Hanging Art

The simplicity of this craft is what makes it so much fun. Start by having the youngsters color two hot air balloons, which should be cut out.

A line should be cut in one of the balloons, and the other slid into it to create a four-sided, criss-cross style ornament.

Ordinary string should be used to attach this ensemble to a foam cup, which becomes the hot air balloon “basket.”

You have an adorable hanging ornament when a hole is punched at the top for string.

6. Flying Away

This craft begins with the youngster drawing a picture of themselves freehand, cutting it out, and gluing it to a craft stick.

Next, when the hot air balloon is colored and cut out, it should be mounted on a piece of blue poster board, using a thin layer of cotton batting or cotton balls to give it some depth.

To complete this cute craft, the child should put the picture of themselves in the basket by tucking the popsicle stick between the basket part of the cutout and the craft’s background.

7. Classroom Fun With a Balloon-Filled Balloon

For this fun classroom craft, let each child color their hot air balloon and then collectively draw a giant hot air balloon on a large piece of poster board.

When the children cut out their hot air balloons, each one can be placed in the basket of the poster balloon to create the illusion of a balloon filled with balloons.

This poster will be hilarious on the classroom wall, and to make it even more fun, the children can write their initials on the inside of their balloons.

8. Dress Up Ping-Pong Rackets

If your child has old ping-pong rackets, hot air balloon cutouts can bring them back to life.

Craft glue works best for this activity, and all your youngster must do is color and cut out the hot air balloon and carefully glue it to the racket.

Pipe cleaners can be twisted around the handle to make it appear as if the handle is the basket and the pipe cleaners are the balloon string.

Give the finished craft several coats of acrylic spray, and you’re finished!

9. Hot Air Balloon Bottle

When the page is colored, the hot air balloon should be cut out and glued to stiff cardboard, and the basket section should be separated from the balloon.

The basket should then be glued to the bottle’s front surface, and the base of four pipe cleaners twisted around the bottle’s neck.

The pipe cleaners should then be glued to the bottom of the balloon cut out, making it look as if the bottle is the basket.

10. Fun Refrigerator Magnets

Hot air balloon colorings can be decorated comically to look like fruit and then used as refrigerator magnets.

For example, one can be colored orange just like the fruit, and pencil marks are added to create orange peel skin.

On another page, the child can use purple finger paints to make tiny circles like a cluster of grapes. Yellow hot air balloons can even be trimmed into the shape of bananas.

Once finished and cut out, it can be sealed in glassine, and craft magnets are added for adorable refrigerator magnets.

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