Glitter Painting: Hot Air Balloon

Use glitter to create a colorful painting of a hot air balloon in the sky.


printDownload Template


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Kids Craft Glitter Painting


Draw a hot air balloon


Step 2.


Draw a basic balloon shape on white card stock. Draw basic shapes inside the balloon which you will decorate with Glitter. Tip: large shapes are easiest to decorate with glitter.

We have created a basic balloon shape you can download and print by clicking the “template” button.

Kids Craft hot air ballon glitter painting


Step 3.


Use your Paintbrush to apply a generous amount of glue on all areas you want to cover with your first color.  For our example, we “painted” the top stripe and balloon basket with the glue for blue glitter.

how to make a glitter painting kids craft


Step 4.


Sprinkle the glitter over the glued areas. You can apply lots of glitter to make sure that everything is covered.

Glitter Painting


Step 5.


Shake the excess glitter off the card stock onto your scrap paper. Fold the scrap paper to make a funnel, and gently shake the glitter back into the container. Tip: If glitter did not stick to an area, reapply more glue and pour on more glitter.

Kids Craft Glitter Painting Hot Air Balloon


Step 6.


Repeat Steps 3-5 to complete the rest of your picture.

Add Glitter Glue to your Glitter Painting


Step 7.


To make your edges look more finished, apply Glitter Glue around the outlines of your picture. Allow the design to dry thoroughly.

Hot air Balloon Collage Kids Craft


Step 8.


Cut out the Balloon, and glue to the blue construction paper with a glue stick.  Tip: Angle the balloon slightly, so it looks like it’s floating in a breeze.

Kids Craft Glitter Painting of a Hot Air Balloon


Step 9.


For a finishing touch, pull apart a cotton ball and glue pieces on the background as clouds. Congrats! You are a now a professional glitter painter!


Firefly Art
Scuba Egg
Cardboard Tube Octopus
Glitter Flowerpot
Melty Bead Mural
Felt Flower Bouquet
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Impressionist Bead by Letter
Melted Emoji Key Chains
Patriotic Star Mobile
Hanging Pony Bead Flag
American Flag Frame
Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath
Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Patriotic Mason Jar
Statue of Liberty Glitter Silhouette
Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes