Museum of Science and Industry


Fly a Hot-Air Balloon

Step 5 of 10: Glue the panels

Slide the top panel on the pile about a half inch to the left. A portion of the second panel will be showing. Carefully fold the portion of the second panel that's showing over the edge of the top panel. Glue the panels together along this edge.

Now slide the attached first and second panels about a half inch to the right, the opposite way you slid the first panel. Fold the portion of the third panel that's showing over the edge of the second panel and glue them together. BE CAREFUL NOT TO GLUE PANEL THREE TO THE FREE EDGE OF THE TOP PANEL. The left edge of the top panel must remain free.

Continue sliding, folding and gluing each panel. Alternate sliding the panels to the left, then the right, creating an accordian fold as you glue the panels together. Continue until the only free edges are on the first and 10th panels.


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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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