A Homemade Hot Air Balloon

Child's Play Little Explorer

Hello sweet friends,

We are searching for spring and all of it’s warm sunshiny goodness.

My toddler boy is on the lookout.

Are you?

Everything in me is searching for the light of the Lord.  I am hungry for it.

I made this “hot air balloon” for Wynn using a toy basket and big bunch of helium balloons from our local grocery store.

If you want to bring a heap-load of joy to your little one for less than $20, bring home a big bunch of balloons in bright colors.  Or go a step further and snuggle up together with the Disney movie, “UP,” and a bowl of warm popcorn.  Then build a hellium hot air balloon with your little one.  Add a parascope (empty paper towel roll) and keep an eye out for the good things . . . spring, our Lord, His light and life abundant.


  1. LOVE! LOVE! I’m going to do this! We haven’t seen “Up” yet…but what a perfectly wonderful combination–movie + coordinated play!

    Thank you, Erin!


  2. My Mama and I have been talking lately about why we are drawn to light…the LIGHT!! We all need HIM!
    Thank you for sharing your hot air balloon. This is a wonderful idea. My five year old loves this movie and would love to make one! Blessings to you and yours today!

  3. Oh, isn’t this just the sweetest?! And yes, how we need to always be on the lookout for His light and then…shine.

  4. up is one of our favorite movies:) your blog is beautiful and refreshing and your babies are just adorable.

    by the way, love this photo! i wish my pictures came out this colorful and crisp. do you edit using a particular software or is the raw photo? keep up the wonderful blog…

Submit a comment

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.