Anna has designed and made the pattern for these cute small hot air balloons. Make a mobile and watch them fly and turn perpetually.
For each balloon cut two sheets in the colours you prefer. All strips are joined already and you only need to weave as described for Sphere #001. Use the glue stick to fix the strips at the edge when finished. Choose the basket pieces from the same colour as the top centre of the balloon. Make the small circular basket by gluing together bottom and sides. Form a circle from the wheel like shape and fix to the small basket as shown on the pictures. Now smear glue on both inner side of ‘wheel’ and outer side of lower edge of the balloon. Press gently together. Any inaccuracy will be dimmed. To hang the balloon make a small hole in the centre of the top and fix a piece of string tying a pearl or like to the end inside the balloon.
For the mobile on the pictures we used five balloons and 4 slim wooden sticks (12, 12, 16 and 24 cm).
This is a file for cutting: balloon mobile
You will find a video tutorial here.