Let your child’s imagination fly away with these 6 fun kids kite crafts. From building kites to watercolor kites there are lots of fun activities to do here.
Kites have a long and varied history and many different types are flown individually and at festivals worldwide. It is thought that kites were first invented in China. Ancient Chinese sources describe kites being used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signaling, and communication for military operations. Kites arrived later in Europe, however, the Romans used windsock-like banners. Nowadays kites are mainly used for recreation and they come in many different and interesting forms.
6 Fun Kids Kite Crafts
1. Watercolor Kite Craft
2. Newspaper Kite
If you are after an affordable kite that can actually fly then this newspaper kite is the one you need! Find out how to make it over at Living Well Spending Less.
3. Stained Glass Kite Craft
Stained glass window crafts are always lots of fun to make. Tissue paper is placed onto the contact paper kites to make a beautiful color pattern. Once they are finished they can be attached to a window to let the sunshine through them. The full tutorial is over at Grandma Ideas.
4. Super Easy Bird Kite
You will be able to make a kite like this one in a matter of minutes. Children can decorate the paper before constructing the kite to extend the bird kite making fun! A super simple kite that is made from just a few resources. Follow this link to find out more.
5. Mini Kite Craft Worksheet
A worksheet that can be used for different craft activities. Put a different pattern in each segment, glue on magazine clippings or craft paper. Cut out and add yarn or string. The kite can then be displayed as wall art or if printed on card hung from a hook from the ceiling or door handle.
6. Black Gule & Watercolor Kite Craft
These beautiful kites are made by using black glue (black paint is added to glue) as a border and filling in with watercolors. Read the full tutorial over at I Heart Crafty Things.