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Mini-Popsicle-Stick Kite

Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts

Not only can you fly these kites, but you can also use them as party favors or place cards!

Materials Needed:
· 4 popsicle sticks (or more)
· Glue
· Tissue paper
· Yarn
· Scissors
· Stapler

What to do:

Step One: Arrange the four popsicle sticks in a diamond shape. (To make a bigger kite, double the amount of popsicle sticks you use to make the diamond. For example, you can use two sticks for each side of the diamond.)

Step Two: Make sure that the ends of the sticks overlap each other.

Step Three: Add a drop of glue to the end of each popsicle stick and glue the sticks together in the diamond shape. Let the glue dry.

Step Four: Lay the diamond on top of a piece of tissue paper and trace around the diamond with a pencil.

Step Five: Decorate the tissue paper with stickers, glitter, or other decorative items.

Step Six: Cut the diamond out.

Step Seven: Lay the tissue paper diamond on top of the popsicle sticks so the two shapes match up.

Step Eight: Using small drops of glue, carefully glue the tissue paper to the popsicle sticks.

Step Nine: Cut a piece of ribbon or yarn to use as the kite's tail. Staple the ribbon to the bottom section of the kite.

Step Ten: Your mini-kite is ready to fly high!

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