Easy Kite Making Instructions for Preschool Kids

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Spring is a great time to fly kites. I found a fun and easy kite making pattern* that is perfect for kids (today kids 2 to 9 used these kites!). They decorated their papers first before following these instructions to “assemble” their kites:

Easy kite instructions - Gather materials Easy kite instructions - make a dot at 2.5 and 3.5 inches

Step 1: Gather materials (one piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil, some yarn or string, a stapler, and a hole punch)

Step 2: Fold paper in half

Step 3: Along the folded side of your paper, measure and mark off at 2 1/2 inches (point A) and at 3 1/2 inches (point B)

Easy kite instructions - Staple corners to point A Easy kite instructions - Finished Kite

Step 4: Take two corners of your paper and staple them together at point A.

Step 5: Punch a hole at point B

Step 6: Tie a long piece of yarn through the hole you’ve just punched.

Step 7: Fly your kite on a windy day.

Step 8: Expect lots and lots of laughs, “Wows!” and running around.

Easy Kites for preschoolers 1

Easy Kites for preschoolers 2

Easy Kites for preschoolers 3
Easy Kites for preschoolers 4
Easy Kites for preschoolers 6

These simple kites were so easy to make, and even easier to fly. I’ve never had a kite take to flight so easily or stay up for so long. Even the 2 year old could do it!

 

*Note: someone asked where I found this kite pattern. I actually stumbled upon it offline (back in the days when I had preschoolers and swapped ideas with other parents in the community). I know this isn’t an original idea, but we sure had fun making it and wanted to share! Enjoy!

 

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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

Comments

  1. What a great project to do with your kids this summer, It is so simple and I don’t know if you just took the photos at the right time or if they really do stay up in the air like that.. I am amazed how something that simple and cheap can do that, when people spend quite a bit on a good kite

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  2. awesome i tried it

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  3. I saw this and thought, how much fun would it be if I could design faries instead of birds. my girls would love it!!!! But. I am not very talented, and making seems so much more work than your post. Any thoughts or suggestions?

    http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/paper-kites.htm

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  4. I LOVE your blog and all your photography tips!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..a VERY quick, VERY easy, VERY cheap redo =-.

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  5. Thank you! We made these last weekend and I think I had more fun than my son :). Don’t worry, he had a blast too! It was perfect!

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    Lolli Reply:

    I know exactly what you mean! My friend and I were just as enthralled by the kites as our kids. It’s shocking that something so simple can work so well!

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  6. That looks like a great craft! I will have to save it away for when my daughter is old enough!!

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  7. My word that looks easy. I’ll have to try that with my 4 year old. :)

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  8. How cute and fun. Great idea. It is warming up here a little and my kids are off track so we are looking for these kinds of fun ideas. Thanks!
    .-= Brandie´s last blog ..Give Me Your Best Shot! =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    Isn’t it great to be warming up? Ejoy your time off track with the kids!

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    Brandie Reply:

    We made these after I read this post. They were a huge hit here as well. Then we made paper airplanes too. Also a huge hit. Who knew how entertaining paper was??
    .-= Brandie´s last blog ..Vlogging again. =-.

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  9. What a perfect day. :)
    .-= Michelle @ One Crafty Mama´s last blog ..WW – Goodbye and Good Riddance! =-.

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  10. What a terrific project!!

    Your pictures to help with the instructions are excellent too. So often these crafts don’t have visual help included (or the visuals suck) and it really helps out.
    .-= Gilliauna´s last blog ..$20.00 Store Credit GIVEAWAY =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    That’s what I was hoping for. My only problem was waiting too long to take the pictures for this post (it was dark). :)

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  11. Very Cute! Love it, love it!
    .-= Lindsey´s last blog ..Being a Parent; What Does It Mean? =-.

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  12. Oh, that’s awesome! I’ve bookmarked it for this summer.
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..Mommy and Me Monday-The 3rd Edition =-.

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  13. Those are too cool! I’ll make them and I can almost guarantee they will be demolished within minutes by my boys :)

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    Lolli Reply:

    The great thing is that they are so cheap and easy that it’s ok if they get demolished! And if they can survive an hour with twin 2 year olds, I think they are sturdy enough for most kids. :)

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  14. Those really work great!!! So cute!
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..Grease is the Word – W/W =-.

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  15. Very cool! Those pictures are precious! Have a great Wed!

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  16. This was super fun today! Thanks for getting the idea! (And I hope you used your SEO tips learned at Boot Camp for this one…I think it’ll be a big one for you.)

    Butterfly just woke up this morning and is dying to go out and fly it now at 7am.
    .-= Safire´s last blog ..QOTW: Divorce and Multiples =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    We have made several additional kites. Twizzler loved them, too.

    And, yes, I did use the SEO tips! :)

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  17. Kite making is now on the list of things to do…and Evie will be in HEAVEN.
    .-= Cecily R´s last blog ..3-6-5 and Week 10 =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    Seriously, Evie will love it! Be sure to take pictures! :)

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  18. Oh how much fun is that? Now that the wind has kicked up I’ll have to try that!
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Spring is busting out all over…. =-.

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  19. What a great little kite! I’ll have to try this with Jake.
    .-= Katie @ Why Bother?´s last blog ..I Still Had Hope For Amber =-.

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  20. through jenny's lens says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you for this! My daughter is so excited for Spring because it’s perfect for kite flying. I’m going to make these tomorrow. Great photos too!
    .-= through jenny’s lens´s last blog ..WW – it’s a miracle! =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    You’re welcome! I have never found such easy and successful kites (even the ones we’ve bought at stores). Plus, if these kites get broken or caught in a tree, just grab another piece of paper and make a new one in 2 minutes!

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