With some help from visiting family members, fourth grade students at Fairley Elementary School recently created uplifting projects in art class.
Tying in with the theme of the school’s upcoming art show, students created paper mache hot air balloons.
After receiving instruction from art teacher Jeanette Gillett, students began the process of wetting strips of newspaper in glue and placing the strips on the balloon.
Once the balloon was fully covered in the strips, the students selected colorful paper to place on top, much like a piñata.
After letting their projects dry, the students popped the balloon, creating a hollowed out shell that resembled a hot air balloon.
Adding to the excitement of creating the projects, several students invited family members to attend the class, a collaborative effort Gillett called “special.”
The hot air balloon projects will be on display at the school’s art show, titled “Up, Up and Away! Travel the World With Art,” which will take place May 19 at Fairley Elementary School.