Let's Go Fly A Kite: How to Make a Paper Kite

Spring brings with it the perfect weather for flying kites; so to finish up our Easter holidays we made some perfect paper kites to fly in the back garden, as I write this I have Let’s Go Fly a Kite going through my mind, because you really only need paper and string, and although it may not cost tuppence any more it certainly wont break the bank to make these.

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You will need:

  • String
  • Paper
  • Hole punch
  • Tape
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Ribbon
  • Pens

These kites are really easy to make as there is no measuring of bits of wood for the frame, so they truly are perfect for small children to make.

Fold your A4 paper in half.

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Fold back on side of the flap, at an angle (like you would to make a paper plane).

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Turn it over and repeat on the other side.

Flatten it and tape the middle so that it doesn’t open up.

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Break off the spiky part of the skewer, and then tape the remaining part across the top part of the kite on the front (the wider part of the kite).

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Turn it over and make a hole on the flap underneath, it needs to be at the front end of the kite.

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Thread your string through the hole and tie it securely.

Tape some ribbons to the back end of your kite.

We didn’t have much room in the back garden, but with these kites you don’t it; you don’t need to worry about having to run to get them up in the air. As soon as there is a gust of wind the kites will go up.

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We spent maybe an hour outside flying our kites and have a really good laugh at them. Poor YC’s kite didn’t seem to want to fly though, we thought that she had a flight challenged kite, but that didn’t worry YC she was having just as much fun as the rest of us. Every afternoon this week they have come back from school and asked to take their kites outside to play.

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How to make simple paper kites with paper and string.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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