This little mouse has dreams of flight. To float high above the rooftops and reach the edge of space. So I created a tiny steampunk style hot air balloon to fulfill his dreams.
This hot air balloon bell jar is one of the most challenging projects I’ve done. I made everything from scratch including Ben the mouse. Ben was made from hours of needle felting fun. The basket is made of woven strips of sculpey clay tinted with woodstain. The balloon is a styrofoam ball decorated with cloth, ribbons and beads. I also made a tiny step ladder and a sign for hot air balloon rides.
Step right up! step right up! Hot Air Balloon rides for only 5c! See rooftop views, the edge of space, your neighbor sunbathing in his yard, and much much more!