Let’s go fly a kite! Kids love to be outside in this type of weather, and it’s the perfect time to fly a kite. I’ll be honest, I’ve always struggled to get a kite airborne, but it’s fun to try. Instead of struggling to get a kite up into the wind, have your kids create their own paper kite craft. This flying kite craftivity is a fantastic way to celebrate spring, warmer weather, and fun times outside.
Why Complete This Craft?
This flying kite craftivity is a great way to work on fine motor skills and to practice writing. It comes with a fun writing template to get kids thinking about what they would do if they were a kite.
Think about it! If you were a kite high up in the clouds, what might you do? Kids will enjoy coming up with all sorts of ideas as they “soar” through the sky.
This craft is also great for a study on wind or kites. As kids learn about how wind moves and changes, you can introduce kites and this fun craft at the end of the unit.
How to Assemble the Kite Craft
This flying kite craftivity is super easy to assemble. You can probably figure out the steps simply by looking at the pictures, but just in case, here’s what you need to do.
- First, print your templates out. I like to print on colorful cardstock or construction paper, but you can also print on plain paper and trace the templates onto colored paper.
- Cut out the templates.
- Glue the triangles of the kite onto the larger diamond.
- Then, add a flower in the center.
- Glue the diamond onto the string and add your little ribbons.
Writing Portion of the Craft
Have your kids write about what they would do if they were a kite. Would they fly over the ocean and look at the pretty blue waves? Maybe they would fly to their favorite theme park and soar alongside the roller coasters. You will love hearing what the kids come up with.
You can also watch this video tutorial to see it all in action!
Other Ways to Use this Fun Craftivity
If you are trying to think of new ways to use this craft, consider these fun options.
- Use the flying kite craftivity to practice the letter K with preschool and kindergarten students.
- Learn about wind in science and then let the kids create their own kite craft.
- Read a book or two about flying kites or wind speed before completing the craft.
- Let kids fly their own kites after making this adorable craft.
- Use it for morning work, literacy centers, writer’s workshops, or to practice fine motor skills.
Here are some great books the kids will enjoy reading as they learn about kites and wind:
- Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
- Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
- Kite Flying by Grace Lin
- Kindness is a Kite String by Michelle Schaub
Use the Spring Crafts Bundle
Springs crafts are so much fun to do! Use a combination of the crafts from the spring crafts bundle to keep kids busy and excited for the warmer weather. They will love doing all of these fun crafts at home and in the classroom. There are 6 different activities to choose from with fun writing prompts to tie it all together.
- April Showers Bring May Flowers Activity
- If I Were a Frog Craft
- If I Were a Butterfly Craft
- Spring Bird Craft
- If I Were a Bee Craft
- Flying Kite Craftivity
I hope your kiddos love creating these crafts as much as mine do! Enjoy crafting this spring!