The kids and I have been on the search for a homemade kite that flies. We have found the perfect design. This homemade kite will fly even without wind. The kids had a blast making their kites, decorating them, and finally running around the backyard with them. There was not a lick of wind but simply running sent this kite flying, diving and swirling! My kids had a blast with theirs… I know yours will too.
Directions on how to make a kite guaranteed to fly!
8 1/2 x 11 paper ( I used construction paper)
Plastic shopping bag
For the tail of the kite cut the bottom and the handles off of a grocery bag. Then cut up the seam to make a big rectangle. I then started cutting about 1 inch along the edge. Keep cutting around and around until you get to the center. You will be left with a long plastic tail to tape to the end of your kite. I used a doggie bag and that is why the our tails are shorter and more colorful. I do not use shopping bags, so I never have any in the house.
Have you ever tried to take a close up picture of a kite in flight? This is the best I could do for a close up!
I love that this is so simple with a guaranteed outcome of outdoor running fun! My two kiddos (5 &10) spent over an hour running, having kite races and height challenges. THAT is what I call a great craft!
Enjoy the time spent with your kids!