Hot Air Balloon Coloring Pages

Hot air balloons are one of the oldest and most fascinating forms of aviation. They are lighter-than-air aircraft that consist of a bag filled with heated air and a basket that carries passengers and a source of heat.

The history of hot air ballooning dates back to the 18th century, when two French brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, experimented with paper bags filled with smoke. They discovered that the bags rose when heated by fire. They then built a larger balloon made of silk and paper, which they launched on June 4th, 1783. The balloon flew for 10 minutes and reached an altitude of 2 kilometers.

Since then, hot air ballooning has evolved into a popular sport and recreational activity. Hot air ballooning is an activity that anyone can enjoy at any age or skill level. All you need is curiosity, enthusiasm and courage to experience the thrill of flying in a basket under a colorful canopy.

Here are some free printable hot air balloon coloring pages.