How to make a kite

5 Simple and Fun Kite Making Ideas for Kids

Making a kite for kids at home is not a difficult thing. Here are 5 easy and fun kite making ideas for kids:

1. Newspaper Kite

You can make a simple kite of newspaper lying around in the house.

What You Need

  • 1 sheet of newspaper
  • Strips of scrap fabric
  • Kite string
  • Two bamboo sticks or dowel
  • Glue and Tape

NEWSPAPER KITE

How To Make

  • Cut the stick of bamboo as per the length of the sheet of newspaper. One of the stick should be rigid and the other one should be a bit flexible to bend.
  • Tie the sticks together using the string. It should look like a cross.
  • Tie the string around the end of the bamboo sticks and cut small parts to keep the string in place.
  • Now, spread the sheet of newspaper over the frame made from bamboo sticks. Fold the edges over the thread and stick in place.
  • Now tie a long string to the cross on the kite. Your Newspaper kite is ready!

2. Kite for Pre-schoolers

This kite is perfect for pre-schoolers and young children.

What You Need

 KITE FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

How To Make

  • Fold a sheet of paper into two halves.
  • Measure and mark two points on the paper. Point A at two and a half inches and Point B at three and a half inches.
  • Take two corners of the paper and staple it at point A.
  • Make a hole at point B and tie a piece of yarn through the hole. The kite for Pre-schoolers is ready!

3. Paper Bag Kite

Use a simple paper bag to make this kite.

What You Need

  • One paper bag
  • Two 12-inch skewers or sticks
  • A six-inch stick
  • String
  • Fabric strips or Crepe paper
  • Paints/Crayons/Markers
  • Tape

PAPER BAG KITE

How To Make

  • Cut the paper bag in size of 12*16 inches. Then, fold the piece of paper in half horizontally.
  • Now from the shorter end, measure and mark four inches.
  • Measure four inches from the open and long side. Sketch a line from the top side to the open four-inch side mark. Now cut along the line that you have sketched.
  • Then you can open the kite and decorate it with colours and patterns.
  • Then stick the twelve-inch sticks on the four-inch marks that you had folded.
  • Attach the string to the end of the kite and tie a sixteen-inch string through each hole.
  • Wrap the left-over string around the six-inch stick and tie a long string to the end.
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4. Paper Kite

A simple kite with bulletin paper that can you can make with your kids.

What You Need

  • Bulletin paper
  • Dowel
  • Scissors
  • A strip of cloth
  • Sting, Glue or tape

PAPER KITE

How To Make

  • Cut out a perfect square from a big piece of paper.
  • Fold the paper to get the shape of a triangle. Repeat the step from the other side.
  • Unfold the paper and place the dowel vertically on the crease of the folded line.
  • Now, place another piece of dowel above the centre of the paper to make the spar. The spine should run through the centre of the spar, with equal width on both sides.
  • Secure the dowel with a string or a tape. You can also make use of a hot glue gun to ensure that the frame is attached.
  • Put the dowels along the edges and attach them to the paper. Glue or tape the string to the folded edge to cut off the extra portion. He can also bolster the design by taping the centre and edges.
  • Make two holes one-inch above and below the point of centre to string to the dowel.
  • Tie string through the flying line through the holes and tie to the dowel.
  • Take a cloth strip and attach it to the bottom of the kite. This will be the tail of the kite.
  • Tie a string to the keel string. Your diamond kite is ready!

5. Delta Kite

This kite uses several features for a fun and colourful look.

What You Need

  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Blackwood Dowel
  • Hacksaw
  • Two-ply plastic bags (two-feet wide and one metre tall)
  • Electric Tape
  • Flying Line

DELTA KITE

How To Make

  • Place the plastic bag flat on the floor and keep the closed end of the plastic on the top. Measure and mark three points on the top left corner of the plastic bag.
  • Connect the points with the help of a black marker. Turn the plastic upside down and trace over all the black lines.
  • Cut the top and right side of the bag. Open it to view the outlines of the complete sail.
  • The sail will be ready after you cut along all the black lines.
  • Take a 27-inch and a 5 mm long dowel. Put the dowel on the centreline of the sail.
  • Cut two more pieces of thirty-two-inch long dowel and put them on the leading edges of the sail.
  • Take two-inch-long pieces of tape and stick them down. Fold the pieces of tape to the underside of the plastic.
  • Now take a twenty-eight-inch long dowel and lay it on the sail around thirty-one cm from the nose.
  • Take a two eight-inch long tape and stick them down. Fold the tapes to the underside of the plastic.
  • Without letting the dowel stick on the sail, wrap the dowel with tape.
  • Make a hole in the sail, just where the horizontal dowels cross one another. Thread the flying line through the hole and tie it around the vertical spar.
  • If you have some strips of plastic leftovers, take a long two-inch wide strip and stick at one end of the kite.
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Encourage your kid to use the above ideas to learn how to make a paper kite for kids.

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“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it’ll bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin

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But if for some reason, you can’t fly your kite outside, you can still have your very own kite celebration at home! And to this end, we have an all-new craft for you – a DIY Kite Mobile! This is a super-easy craft that young kids can do on their own, while preschoolers can do with a little assistance. And don’t worry about visiting a craft store; you need very basic supplies for this craft.

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Materials Needed to make the  Sankranti Craft for Kids- DIY Paper Kite Mobile:

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  1. Rainbow colored paper (you can use leftover gift wrap or scrapbook paper too)
  2. Rainbow beads
  3. Hoop ring
  4. Acrylic Yarn
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue Stick

Directions to make the Sankranti Craft for Kids- DIY Paper Kite Mobile:

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Get all your colored and patterned paper together and decide on the ones you want. You can make as many kites as you like, but I’ve used the colors of the rainbow. This is a great way to use up all those bits and pieces of craft paper! You need to have the same paper for the front and back of the kites, so make sure you have enough for it. We used 1/4th part of an A4 paper to make 1 3D Kite

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Cut out kite shapes – 4 from each sheet of paper. Make sure they’re identical or they’ll not be neat.

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Repeat for each color so that you have 4 x 7 kite pieces as shown in the image above.

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Place one kite shape down and cover with glue. Place one end of st the ing on the top part of the kite and one end of the ribbon on the bottom end as shown in the picture.  Put some more glue on the ribbon and string, and stick on the other kite shape, ensuring that the edges line up neatly. Repeat with the remaining kites. Now your kites are ready.

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Add beads or bells at the ends so that the kites are weighed down and can make some noise.

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Your kites are ready to be strung. Tie each string in varying lengths around a metal hoop.  Adjust the length of the kite string – don’t worry about the kites being at the same height, imperfection makes it beautiful! Make a big knot in front and cut out the excess string.

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Your Kite Mobile is ready!! Find a nice sunny spot with a light breeze, so that you can see your kite tails flutter.

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This is a great craft to do with kids – takes up very little time, effort and supplies. Do try it out and let us know how your child liked it!!

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