Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Go Fly a Kite! Project

Here is a project we made last March when Mia was 3 years old. She did the painting and I did most everything else. It's for decoration only, but I know there are lots of online directions for making kites that can actually fly (supposedly).

  • white paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • newspaper (to protect work surface)
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • yarn
  • tulle ribbon (or scraps of fabric)
  • tape (optional)
  1. Cut paper into a diamond kite shape.
  2. Have child paint the kite. Allow paint to dry.
  3. Glue two pipe cleaners to kite shape. Trim as needed to make them fit.
  4. Tie some pieces of tulle or (scraps of fabric) to a piece of yarn to make the kite's tale.
  5. Glue (or tape) yarn to the back of the kite shape. 
  6. Display your kite. (We taped ours to the pantry. You might also wish to hang the kite, but you would probably want both sides of the paper painted first.)

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