Museum of Science and Industry


Fly a Hot-Air Balloon

Step 1 of 10: Materials

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

30 sheets of tissue paper (22" by 28" each)
File folders or poster board
Hot air gun (note: hair dryers don't usually get hot enough)
Pipe cleaners
String
Glue stick
Tape
Scissors
Ruler
Pen or pencil
Template (PDF)
Safety note: Use care when using the heat gun.


Museum Hours
  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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