I was feeling creative before Easter and after making our paper mache rockets I thought we would have a go at making a hot air balloon with a chocolate basket.
We invited some friends over to play and used PVA and water to stick on the newspaper and white paper layers to make it thick and sturdy before putting on a very messy layer of tissue paper (not easy when you’re hands are sticky).
We left these to dry for a week and then met again to make the chocolate baskets. I found some small dishes in the cupboard and after we burst the balloons the kids loved making the basket mix out of shredded wheat and melted chocolate. We lined the dishes with cling film and put the basket mix in and half way I added the string with a knot in so this could be attached to the balloon after. They didn’t take long in the fridge to set and then using a nail I put 4 little holes in the bottom of the balloon and thread the string through it plus one more at the top so that the balloon would hang and then we added little chocolate eggs and chicks in the basket.
My only problem with our Easter project was that I was so impressed with the results that I didn’t want our little boy to eat it!