Flying kites is a favorite family activity around here.
With spring weather knocking at our door and all the beautiful breezes it brings, I decided to incorporate paper kites into my springtime mantel decor. Here’s a quick photo walk-through of how to make your own.
Stick them in an indoor plant, use them as cupcake toppers, glue them to greeting cards, or give them to kids as imaginative playthings.
Begin by cutting different papers into the kite shapes. Click HERE for a 6.5″ template like mine.
Use a glue stick to adhere the smallest triangles to the medium-sized diamond.
Center that diamond on top of the larger kite shape and sew a straight line down the middle. If you aren’t a sewer, use a thin bead of hot glue down the center to achieve the same effect.
Gently fold the smaller kite’s wings up at its mid-line.
To make the tail, wrap thin gauge wire around approximately 8″ of twine.
Hot glue the tail to the back of the kite.
I cut tiny strips of scrap fabric and knotted them along the kite tails for added character.
Use hot glue to attach a thin dowel to the bottom of the kite at an angle. (dowels can be found at craft stores or even the craft section of Walmart)
Lastly, bend the tails to mimic the breeze. Let’s go fly a kite!