Create Your Own Kite

My we are whizzing through the #ABC123Challenge hosted by Karen of Two Tiny Hands. This week we have the letter K which led us to painting in the garden and upcycling an old brown paper bag into a kite.

Ok so the sun maybe in short supply at the moment. However, when that sun does come out it's great to be armed with a set of activities that you and your little one will enjoy doing together outdoors. Here is one such activity that will prove fun for the family.

To Create Your Own Kite You Will Need:

  • A paper bag
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon
  • Tape ie. sellotape or washi
  • Page Reinforcers

Now for the Fun Part

I had a brown paper bag sat doing very little for a while when inspiration struck and I let loose my daughter with the paints. We began our painting indoors but as soon as the sun came out we decided it would be lovely to get out into the garden and continue our creativity outside where we could soak in the benefits of some spring sunshine too. The green and blue paints dried quite quickly in the sunshine and make me think of Monet of course little one is too young to learn about the artists yet although showing her some of his works of art cant hurt. 

Once this was all dry we added a variety of ribbon to the outside and inside edges of the kite attaching them with sellotape. Then I took another ribbon and threaded it through the centre of the kite at the top making sure to double knot the inside end of the ribbon. As you can see she really enjoyed running around the garden with it. However if she tugged too hard or it got caught on something the ribbon she was holding would come away from the kite. I think it would be a good idea therefore to get reinforcement such as page reinforcers to secure this one in place. 

If you are looking for a fun outdoors project with your kids to do this Spring#Summer why not have a go at this. Alternatively why not have a go at creating a windsock like ours here.

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  1. This looks another fun activity for our toddlers group :) Thank you.

  2. This is amazing, my boys love flying kites as well X #familyfunlinky

  3. Ahh! That looks fab! What a great idea. #MMBC

  4. I once tried to make a kite and failed but this looks much simpler and there is nothing more magical than kite-flying #TriumphantTales

  5. That looks like great fun. We built kites as a kid and loved it. Even won a prize in a local regatta for the best homemade kite. I’ll store this up my sleeve for a windy day.

  6. He he you are flying through the challenge amazingly! Kites are a great idea and these are clever use of a brown paper bag. Loved the effort to fly it aka drag it round the garden! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  7. This looks like a great activity to do with toddlers. I’m sure Little Miss and I will be giving it a go over the summer.

  8. Such a great spring activity! #GlobalBlogging

  9. What a fab idea! And really easy to make too :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC x


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