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How To Make Paper Kites

Although these paper kites cannot be flown, they are still so very cute! A great kids craft project - let them go nuts with stickers, stamps and glitter - and a lovely decoration for a kids room!


Kite Making

Materials:
Kite 1 (image left)
Salsify & Wasp Wrapping Paper
Tiny Print Poppy Wrapping Paper
Papaya Flower Circles Wrapping Paper
Poppy 1/4" Satin Ribbon
Chartreuse 1 1/2" Satin Ribbon

Kite 2 (image right)
Marine Fish & Irish Algae Wrapping Paper
Tiny Print Pool Wrapping Paper
Pool Pinwheels Moss Wrapping Paper
Chartreuse 1/4" Satin Ribbon
Pool 1 1/2" Satin Ribbon


Step-by-Step

  1. Using scrap paper, make templates by cutting two triangle shapes with the following dimensions:
    - Triangle One = 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (diagonal side)
    - Triangle Two = 6 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 13 1/4"(diagonal side)
  2. To make one paper kite, use your templates to trace 2 of each triangle, using different papers for each.
  3. With thin strips of tape, adhere the 4 triangles into a kite shape, overlapping each paper a little bit. Your Triangle One shapes make up the top of the kits; Triangle Two shapes make up the bottom.
  4. To make the kite tail, cut 2-3 feet of the 1/4" satin ribbon and adhere it to the back of the kite. For ribbon embellishments on the tail, cut three 6" pieces of 1 1/2" satin ribbon. Tie the 1/4" ribbon around the 1 1/2" ribbon at 6" intervals.