Let's Go Fly A Kite

Today we worked on making a kite that will be the right size for Hailey to be able to use.

What you need to make the kite:

  • construction paper
  • crepe-paper streamers
  • yarn
  • stapler and tape
  • glue
  • scissors
  • hole puncher
  • markers, crayons, stickers, stamps


  • Have child decorate a piece of construction paper using markers, crayons, stickers, stamps, etc.
  • Glue or tape the crepe-paper streamer to the side of the paper that has not been decorated.
  • Roll paper into a tube shape and staple it in place.  I then put tape on it to add extra reinforcement as well as to protect Hailey from getting cut on the staples.
  • Punch four evenly spaced holes on the tube, on the opposite side of the streamers.
  • Thread two eight-inch lengths of yarn through the holes so that they crisscross and then tie them in place.
  • Then tie one end of an 18-inch piece of yarn around the center of the crisscross (I did not use an 18-inch piece of yarn, I used a much shorter piece)

Adding some stickers to her paper.

Coloring her paper

“Look mom, I colored my hand too!”

The kite when all finished.

When we have a day with some nice weather we’ll take it outside to try it out.  I’ll be sure to post some pictures of it.

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