Wednesday, March 4, 2009

15 Minutes : Make It : Easy Kite

image via FamilyFun

The weather is warming up here and today we had a gorgeous warm breeze. My kids are ready to break out the kites. Check below for instructions to make a super easy kite with just one piece of paper from FamilyFun.



CRAFT MATERIALS:
Kite template printed on an 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of office paper
Scissors
Clear tape
Single-hole punch
Embroidery thread or kite cord
Stapler
5-foot-long ribbon

1. Cut out the kite from the template and make creases as shown. Reinforce the side points with tape as shown, then punch a hole in each point.
2. To make the kite harness, tie the ends of a 2-foot length of embroidery thread or kite cord to the holes.
3. For the kite string, tie one end of a length of thread or cord to the harness. Make the loop loose so that the string slides easily along the harness. Our string, for running with, was about 8 feet long. For a higher flying kite, you can use a longer string.
4. Staple the ribbon to the bottom of the kite for a tail.

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