Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 23: Ride the Wind Day

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Kites

Materials:

  • Grocery bag (one per person)
  • Strong string
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Paper ring reinforcements (the kind you use on paper in binders) or masking tape
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Crayons, markers, pencil crayons
  • Paper streamers or crepe paper
  • Found objects (bits of paper, glitter, buttons), nothing too heavy

Directions:

  1. Punch a hole in each of the four corners of the bag.
  2. Add ring reinforcements to the holes or put a small piece of masking tape over the hole and poke through with a pencil.
  3. Cut two pieces of string about 30” each.
  4. Tie each end of the strings through a hole in the bag. The goal is to create two loops.
  5. For the kite handle, cut another piece of string around 30”.
  6. Loop this new piece of string through the two loops you created and tie in a knot.
  7. Glue streamers to the bottom of the bag to make tails.
  8. Decorate the rest of the kite as desired.

Source(s): 100 Art Activities for Kids


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