Kite Festival Home Crafts
Although we can’t celebrate in person due to COVID-19, below is a roundup of Kite Festival themed crafts you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions, contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to access the above Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival coloring sheet.
Follow the steps below to create your own DIY Fish Kite, courtesy of Private Picassos.
- Large sheet of thin paper (can be white paper, butcher paper, even wrapping paper!)
- Drawing materials (markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, crayons, etc.)
- Hole punch (or use scissors to make a hole)
- Yarn, string, ribbons, even an old shoelace will work!
- A stick or dowel
- Draw a fish as big as you can on your paper!
- Cut out your fish (you can make more than one) and color
- Punch a hole in the top of your fish(es) and a few at the bottom
- Tie a piece of yarn or string through the hole at the top and tie to your stick
- Tie yarn or strings to the bottom holes and let them hang
- Bring your kite outside, hold onto the stick and let it fly in the wind!
- Origami Paper or any other paper you have around your house. You can use colored paper, wrapping paper, foil, etc. Make sure it is cut into a square with all sides the same length.
- Toothpick for windmill
Step 6. Flip the paper over again. The two bottom edges should be folded in towards the middle. Now fold the top left and right corners to the middle. Insert the shorter end into the larger one and press down (this will hold the folds together).
Step 10. You’re almost done! Stick a small piece of tape or glue a small square of paper to the very center of the windmill. Stick a toothpick through the middle. Now try blowing from the side. The windmill should spin!
After you’ve created your miniature kites and windmills, tape them to hidden locations around your house for a fun game of “kite hide and seek”.