Paper Kite Crafts

Although this kite is lite it will take flight. Kids will have fun folding and decorating their paper kite.

Supplies

  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stick
  • Hole Punch
  • String or Yarn
  • Streamers or wide ribbon.
  • Crayons or Markers

How to Make a Paper Kite

Step 1: Place your paper horizontally on the table with the long ends on top and bottom.

Step 2: Fold in half taking the left side to the right side. Leave the paper folded.

Step 3: From the folded edge at the top, measure 1/2″ in and mark this spot. From the opposite end at the bottom, measure 3″ in and mark this spot.
Draw a line from these two marks.

Step 4: Fold along this line from right to left and then left to right to make a crease for both wings. Pinching the first fold (the straight fold) open up both wings and place a tape along the fold to hold in place.

Step 5: Turn your paper slightly to where the point is at top and the angled fold in straight up and down. Take your stick and tape across the top of the wings of the kite.

Step 6: Turning the kite over, punch a hole about 1/3 of the way down from the top and about 1/2 inch from the fold. Secure the hole with tape or a paper reinforement. Tie your string or yarn through the hole. You can tape the end of the string to a popsicle stick for a handle.

Step 7: Lastly, cut a length of ribbon or streamers to create a tail. Tape the tail to the bottom area of the kite. Decorate your kite and take it out to fly.

These are small kites but will give the kids lots of fun flying time in the summer breeze.