Create a Color Wonder Kite

Create a Color Wonder Kite lesson plan

Do you love when warm spring winds start to blow? Design a decorative kite using no-mess Color Wonder™ Soft Sticks™.

  • 1.

    To make a diamond kite, have students fold Crayola Color Wonder™ Paper in half. About 1/3 from the top, cut or tear off a small triangle away from the fold. Next, cut or tear a long thin triangle toward the bottom of the fold. Open the paper to a perfect kite shape.

  • 2.

    With Color Wonder Soft Sticks™, students decorate the kite any way they like. Watch as the colors appear only on the Color Wonder Paper. They’re absolutely no mess! To make flowers, first color several circles on the kite. Add dots around the circles for petals. Make lots of flowers or just one big one. For another look, dab different colors on the kite to create polka dots.

  • 3.

    Glue the kite on a contrasting paper background. Add yarn and colorful Color Wonder triangles to make a tail. Glue in place. Air-dry the glue before displaying the kite indoors.

Standards

  • LA: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • LA: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • LA: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others' ideas and their own clearly.
  • MATH: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.

Adaptations

  • Select a few picture books on kites to have available in the classroom for read-alouds or independent reading. Have students work in small groups or teams of two to generate a list of vocabulary terms that can be associated with kites. Using these terms, the group generates a short, original story about a kite. An adult may need to be present to assist with the writing stage. Complete the activity by asking the students to create a scene associated with their original story, created using Crayola Crayons and markers.
  • Students can research further into the history of kite styles. They should illustrate each style and write a sentence to identify the style.