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Check out how to build a simple kite these school holidays

Check out how to build a simple kite these school holidays

Perfect for a windy day and it only takes about 2 minutes!
10 October 2022 11:45AM

The school holidays are here, so parents across the country are searching for things to keep the kids busy.

If you're wanting to get the kids outside for a little bit, this easy craft could be the way to go. 

It only takes a few minutes and a couple of household items to put these together before heading down to the park or out into the backyard to catch the breeze. 

What you’ll need: 

  • A Sheet of Paper (8 ½” x 11″ will do)
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Clear Tape
  • Cotton String
  • Scissors(to cut string)
  • Hole Punch
  • Party Streamers (optional)

First, take your sheet of paper and fold it in half.

Next, take one side and fold it up on an angle like below. 

Flip it over and do the same to the other side. 

Lay one of the folds flat so that you can secure the ‘wings’ of the kite with tape. 

Take your bamboo skewer and tape it across the top of the ‘wings’ along the wider end. 

Flip the kite over and use a hole puncher to create a hole under the wider end of the ‘wings’


Tie your string to the kite through this hole.

Optional: if you want, tape some streamers to the smaller end of the ‘wings’. 

Check out Inner Child Fun’s video tutorial here

Get creative with the colour of the paper, or maybe show off your artistic streak with some markers and your design. 

Then all you need is a little wind and you’ll be flying!