Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Craft: Nowhere to Go But Up!

Mary Poppins Returns Balloons Paper Quilling Craft

Mary Poppins Returns is now in theaters everywhere and we have a fun Mary Poppins Returns craft to celebrate! If you loved the movie as much as I did, you probably have a hard time choosing a favorite scene.

 

 

While I can’t narrow it down to one favorite scene in the movie, I do know that one of the prettiest is the final big musical number, “Nowhere to Go But Up.” It’s one of the songs on the The Mary Poppins Returns Soundtrack that I keep listening to over and over again.

Angela Lansbury is the Balloon Lady in Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS

The song itself is wonderful, but the scene in the movie is extra beautiful with all of those big, bright balloons floating in the bright blue sky.

Balloons Paper Quilling Craft

That’s why I chose that scene as the theme for this Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Craft. The craft uses a very old papercraft technique called paper quilling. While it might sound fancy, it’s actually very easy to do. Quilling is the art of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper into decorative designs.

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While it is possible to cut your own paper into strips for quilling, it is much easier to start with quilling paper, and that’s what we did for this craft. You can use any colors you like, but make sure they are bright and bold!

Paper Quilling Supplies

 

Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Craft

 
Supplies Needed:

  1. Craft paper or cardstock paper
  2. Paper quilling strips
  3. Slotted quilling tool
  4. Scissors
  5. Craft glue or glue stick
  6. Black marker pen

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How to Quill Paper Balloons:

 
Step 1:

Select 10-12 (or more) different colored quilling strips to make the quilled balloons. Take any one of the selected quilling strips. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the entire strip. While coiling the strip, make sure to hold it firmly and not allowing it to get loose.

Paper Quilling Step 1

Step 2:

Take the coil out of the slotted quilling tool carefully and place it on a flat surface. Allow the coil to freely loosen up a little.

Paper Quilling How to

Step 3:

Once you are satisfied with the size of the loose coil, take it on your hand carefully and press any one side to create a teardrop shape. And a quilled balloon is ready!

Quilling Paper

Step 4:

Similarly create more quilled balloons (teardrop shapes).

Quilled Paper Shapes

Step 5:

Select a color for the canvas (or card) and prepare it. I’m using a regular white craft paper. Grab the quilled balloons as well.

Paper Quilling

Step 6:

Sketch a pattern or arrangement for the balloons (either trace the pattern using a pencil or keep it in mind). Start to attach the quilled balloons on the prepared paper, starting from the bottom end of the balloon arrangement. Make sure to keep enough space along the bottom side of the paper for tracing the strings.

Balloons Paper Quilling

Step 7:

Keep gluing the teardrop shapes (quilled balloons) one by one until the art looks complete.

Balloons Paper Quilling Pattern

Step 8:

Use a black maker pen to trace the strings of the balloons.

Balloons Paper Quilling Craft

Step 9:

Use black quilling strips to create 2 small (4 times smaller than the balloons) teardrop shapes.

Balloons Paper Quilling Craft

Step 10:

Attach the 2 black teardrop shapes on the point where all the strings are tied together.

Finished Balloons Paper Quilling Craft

Allow the glue to dry and done!

Mary Poppins Returns Craft Balloons Paper Quilling

 

 
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Comments

  1. bernie wallace says:

    I’m going to see Mary Poppins in theater tomorrow. I can’t wait to see it. It lloks like a really fun movie.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    This is such a pretty and colorful craft.

  3. vickie couturier says:

    so cute and fun to make,,my grandkids would love making this

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