Hello friends! Today I’m popping in to share a unique kid’s craft with you. These adorable DIY kites can be made with just a few simple supplies.
How cute are these?!?! Sophie made the blue cat and her friend made the red owl.
Want to make a DIY kite of your own? Grab these supplies and let’s get started!
- Tissue paper – 2 pieces per kite
- Wooden dowels
- Yarn or thin rope
- Toilet paper role
- Markers, feathers, ribbon, sequins, ect. to decorate with
Start by drawing an outline of your kite on the tissue paper. Cut the design sheet from two sheets of tissue paper. In order to ensure that they’re exactly the same I would recommend placing the sheet that has your drawn outline on top of another sheet and cutting them out at the same time.
Put a thin line of glue around the outside edge of the shape and gently place the other sheet on top. Gluing two sheets together will make the kite more durable.
Tape the wooden dowels on the back as shown shown below. One thing I would improve on this if making the kites again would be to use longer dowels that would extend all the way out to the ends of the wings.
Tie a piece of yarn or thin rope to either end of the horizontal dowel. Tape down to keep in place. Then tie a long piece of yarn directly to the center of the first piece. This piece should be long enough to fly the kite on, and you can wrap the free end around a toilet paper role to keep it from getting tangled.
Decorate the kite with markers, feathers, ribbons, sequins or anything else you want to bling it up with! Just don’t use anything too heavy that it will weigh it down!
Now you’re ready to fly! And yes these DIY kites really do work! Obviously, they’re not the most durable things in the world but your kids could definitely get a few afternoons of play out of them. And an extra plus is running around the yard trying to get them up in the air is great exercise!