Materials to Make a Simple Paper Kite:
- Printer paper
- Yarn (This worked ok with me, but I wish I used a lighter string.)
- Popsicle Stick
- Hole Puncher
Directions to Make a Simple Paper Kite:
- Draw a design on both sides of your paper. (Chuck and I did this collaboratively.)
2. Fold your paper in half. (Half the length.)
3. Using your ruler, make a mark at 2 1/2 ” and a mark at 3 1/2″ on the folded edge.
4. Now curve both corners of your paper down and staple them at the 2 1/2″ mark. (Don’t fold them down, make sure the paper is curved.) Your kite should now look like this.
- Punch at hole at the 3 1/2″ mark. Then, cut a long piece of string and tie it to your kite.
6. Tape the other end of your string down to a popsicle stick. Wind your excess string around the Popsicle stick so it doesn’t get tangled.
Now go fly your own kite! It takes a strong gust of wind to lift your kite, but if you run around (or ride your bicycle really fast), your kite will float along beside you too.