Simple Paper Kite from Better In Bulk

    Posted by  ·  June 5, 2010

    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!

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    1. Monday, November 24th, 2014
      This is such a cute idea! My kids would love making these! Thanks!
    2. mercy
      Saturday, August 10th, 2013
      wow i ish i had known this site for lng its wonderful at least my children get to play and make their own kite.
    3. Monday, June 13th, 2011
      My daughter made these at preschool for "Kite Day". They stamped the paper first with bugs, flowers or any other design they could come up with and then off they went. I was surprised at how well they actually flew - so easy and easy to make replacements if they tear!
    4. Sunday, June 5th, 2011
      We made these kites yesterday, the kids had a great time with them...thanks! I posted about them on my blog too :)
    5. Nicki
      Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
      Thank you fro this idea. I made one for my daughter yesterday and she ran for 40 min.. up and down my hill. She was more than tired by the end of the day. :)
    6. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      What a fun time! My boys used to love flying kites, I always put them in their Easter baskets :-)
      ~Liz
    7. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      How fun is this!!! Thanks for sharing!
    8. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      These are fab-u-lous! Search out kites made with plastic grocery bags and soda straws -- they do well, also.

      I "kiting circles" a kite that requires you to run with it goes by another name ----- wall art! Most kites should fly well from a stationary position, unless you have a natural wind obstruction (like trees, or being in a bowl). The exception is given to mothers of young children that need to burn off some energy before a nap. Then it's allowed! Happy kitting - and don't forget that the 20th Anniversary of the Callaway Kite Flight is this Labor Day Weekend :)
    9. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      What a perfect idea! It seems we never have a enough wind (or yard) to get the big ones up, so this will work great! Thanks for posting! I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.
    10. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      We made these kites on a blustery day and had so much fun! My 3 year old was able to fly the kite, and I had a blast flying it myself. I couldn't believe how easy it was!
    11. Saturday, June 5th, 2010
      I LOVE Craft Camp!!!! Can't wait to see what you're going to post each day