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Simple Paper Kite from Better In Bulk

Lolli from Better In Bulk has a simple way to make a kite from a piece of paper and shows us how with her fabulous photos!

Lolli writes…

Summer is a great time to fly kites. I found a simple and fun kite pattern that is perfect for kids (today kids 2 to 9 used these kites!). They decorated their papers first before following these instructions to “assemble” their kites:

Easy kite instructions - Gather materials Easy kite instructions - make a dot at 2.5 and 3.5 inches

Step 1: Gather materials (one piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil, some yarn or string, a stapler, and a hole punch)

Step 2: Fold paper in half

Step 3: Along the folded side of your paper, measure and mark off at 2 1/2 inches (point A) and at 3 1/2 inches (point B)

Easy kite instructions - Staple corners to point A Easy kite instructions - Finished Kite

Step 4: Take two corners of your paper and staple them together at point A.

Step 5: Punch a hole at point B

Step 6: Tie a long piece of yarn through the hole you’ve just punched.

Step 7: Fly your kite on a windy day.

Step 8: Expect lots and lots of laughs, “Wows!” and running around.

Easy Kites for preschoolers 1

Easy Kites for preschoolers 2

Easy Kites for preschoolers 3
Easy Kites for preschoolers 4
Easy Kites for preschoolers 6

These simple kites were so easy to make, and even easier to fly. I’ve never had a kite take to flight so easily or stay up for so long. Even the 2 year old could do it!

For more ideas visit Better In Bulk!

To see more summer crafts in the Craft Camp Series go here.

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