|

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!

|


highlights

10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! If your child has a nut allergy or his school has banned peanut butter, try these tasty and safe nut-free lunches.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

Top 12 Fundraising Ideas
Need some new ideas for raising big money for your child’s school or team? Check out the best school fundraisers, suggested and reviewed by parents like you!

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks