How to Make Kite for Kids – 5 Easy Ideas

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MAKING KITES FOR KIDS

Flying kites can be the best way to take your children outdoors and get them some fresh air. It is also a great time for family bonding.

5 Simple and Fun Kite Making Ideas for Kids

Making a kite for kids at home is not a difficult thing. Here are 5 easy and fun kite making ideas for kids:

1. Newspaper Kite

You can make a simple kite of newspaper lying around in the house.

What You Need

  • 1 sheet of newspaper
  • Strips of scrap fabric
  • Kite string
  • Two bamboo sticks or dowel
  • Glue and Tape

NEWSPAPER KITE

How To Make

  • Cut the stick of bamboo as per the length of the sheet of newspaper. One of the stick should be rigid and the other one should be a bit flexible to bend.
  • Tie the sticks together using the string. It should look like a cross.
  • Tie the string around the end of the bamboo sticks and cut small parts to keep the string in place.
  • Now, spread the sheet of newspaper over the frame made from bamboo sticks. Fold the edges over the thread and stick in place.
  • Now tie a long string to the cross on the kite. Your Newspaper kite is ready!

2. Kite for Pre-schoolers

This kite is perfect for pre-schoolers and young children.

What You Need

  • Stapler
  • Paper
  • Yarn

 KITE FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

How To Make

  • Fold a sheet of paper into two halves.
  • Measure and mark two points on the paper. Point A at two and a half inches and Point B at three and a half inches.
  • Take two corners of the paper and staple it at point A.
  • Make a hole at point B and tie a piece of yarn through the hole. The kite for Pre-schoolers is ready!

3. Paper Bag Kite

Use a simple paper bag to make this kite.

What You Need

  • One paper bag
  • Two 12-inch skewers or sticks
  • A six-inch stick
  • String
  • Fabric strips or Crepe paper
  • Paints/Crayons/Markers
  • Tape

PAPER BAG KITE

How To Make

  • Cut the paper bag in size of 12*16 inches. Then, fold the piece of paper in half horizontally.
  • Now from the shorter end, measure and mark four inches.
  • Measure four inches from the open and long side. Sketch a line from the top side to the open four-inch side mark. Now cut along the line that you have sketched.
  • Then you can open the kite and decorate it with colours and patterns.
  • Then stick the twelve-inch sticks on the four-inch marks that you had folded.
  • Attach the string to the end of the kite and tie a sixteen-inch string through each hole.
  • Wrap the left-over string around the six-inch stick and tie a long string to the end.

4. Paper Kite

A simple kite with bulletin paper that can you can make with your kids.

What You Need

  • Bulletin paper
  • Dowel
  • Scissors
  • A strip of cloth
  • Sting, Glue or tape

PAPER KITE

How To Make

  • Cut out a perfect square from a big piece of paper.
  • Fold the paper to get the shape of a triangle. Repeat the step from the other side.
  • Unfold the paper and place the dowel vertically on the crease of the folded line.
  • Now, place another piece of dowel above the centre of the paper to make the spar. The spine should run through the centre of the spar, with equal width on both sides.
  • Secure the dowel with a string or a tape. You can also make use of a hot glue gun to ensure that the frame is attached.
  • Put the dowels along the edges and attach them to the paper. Glue or tape the string to the folded edge to cut off the extra portion. He can also bolster the design by taping the centre and edges.
  • Make two holes one-inch above and below the point of centre to string to the dowel.
  • Tie string through the flying line through the holes and tie to the dowel.
  • Take a cloth strip and attach it to the bottom of the kite. This will be the tail of the kite.
  • Tie a string to the keel string. Your diamond kite is ready!

5. Delta Kite

This kite uses several features for a fun and colourful look.

What You Need

  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Blackwood Dowel
  • Hacksaw
  • Two-ply plastic bags (two-feet wide and one metre tall)
  • Electric Tape
  • Flying Line

DELTA KITE

How To Make

  • Place the plastic bag flat on the floor and keep the closed end of the plastic on the top. Measure and mark three points on the top left corner of the plastic bag.
  • Connect the points with the help of a black marker. Turn the plastic upside down and trace over all the black lines.
  • Cut the top and right side of the bag. Open it to view the outlines of the complete sail.
  • The sail will be ready after you cut along all the black lines.
  • Take a 27-inch and a 5 mm long dowel. Put the dowel on the centreline of the sail.
  • Cut two more pieces of thirty-two-inch long dowel and put them on the leading edges of the sail.
  • Take two-inch-long pieces of tape and stick them down. Fold the pieces of tape to the underside of the plastic.
  • Now take a twenty-eight-inch long dowel and lay it on the sail around thirty-one cm from the nose.
  • Take a two eight-inch long tape and stick them down. Fold the tapes to the underside of the plastic.
  • Without letting the dowel stick on the sail, wrap the dowel with tape.
  • Make a hole in the sail, just where the horizontal dowels cross one another. Thread the flying line through the hole and tie it around the vertical spar.
  • If you have some strips of plastic leftovers, take a long two-inch wide strip and stick at one end of the kite.

Encourage your kid to use the above ideas to learn how to make a paper kite for kids.

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