As the warm weather returns to NJ (finally!), I'm feeling a little of the old wanderlust. Here are a few hot air balloons from last summer's art camp at the Markeim Arts Center where I teach ages 5-12. They make me feel like I'm ready to head for the horizon! We used tempera paint on blue paper for the backgrounds, and while they dried students cut balloons from templates and decorated with oil pastels. Baskets were added and attached, and off they flew!