Kite Making and Decorating

Kite Craft

Want to make a new all-white kite? Drawing a blank on how to decorate it? Below are some ideas to add color and personality before takeoff.

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    Cut out a diamond shape into the fabric. Adult supervision or assistance required.

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    Glue slim wooden or plastic rods in a cross shape to provide sturdiness.

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    Fasten string onto the cross section of the rods with a tight knot.

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    Get ready to decorate! Start with these Crayola products: Washable Paint, Fabric Markers, and/or Watercolor

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    Next, pick an inspiration. Nature’s full of classic examples: Birds, Butterflies , Dragonflies. Or bring mythical beasts to life: Dragons, Fairies, or Pegasus.Get silly with a flying … Pig, Hippo, or a Manatee. Make your kite look faster with: Racing Stripes, Lightning, or Flames.

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    Or come up with your own design!