Make a Kite Workshop

Here’s how to make a very simple kite, that requires things you probably have around the house.  Here’s what you will need:

  • 81/2 x 11 or A4 paper
  • crepe paper
  • glue stick
  • tape
  • pens
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • heavy thread
  • long skewer
  • wire cutters (optional)

Step 1: Fold the paper in half.

Step 2: With the fold side down, make a crease as indicated by the dotted line. Fold back and forth a few times so the flap will stand up straight when you fly the kite.

Step 3: Cut the crepe paper into a few strips and place into the center (of the back end of) the paper,  Glue the center of the kite closed, fixing the tails. Use the wire cutters to cut the skewer to the same length as the paper.  Fix to the kite with tape as indicated.

Step 4: After you have decorated your kite, flip it over and use the hole punch to make a hole about 1/3 of the way from the nose of the kite. (We put a little bit of decorated tape on first to reinforce the paper a little bit). Attach the string and fix with a knot.

You are ready to fly your kite!

The kids had lots of fun making their kites:

Hope you have fun making and flying yours!

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