Made by friends, this beautiful origami ornament inspired us to share it with our book club. We fancied it looked like a whimsical hot air balloon, transporting us over oceans and continents, just as it did Professor William Waterman Sherman and his fellow Krakatoans in The Twenty-One Balloons.
Follow the simple directions for a waterbomb base.
Then complete your balloon.
(This site has clear and easy directions for so many kid friendly projects.)
Thread your needle with embroidery floss.
Be sure the eye of the needle will pass through the beads you'll be using.
Tie a bell onto the end of the floss (where you would normally knot it).
Add your balloon by inserting the needle through the blowing hole
and pushing it through to the other side.
String more beads.
Tie it off by creating a loop, for hanging.