A very easy-to-make kite. This is a great, fun craft for people of all ages, especially children. Also, this kite is extremely portable because of its small size. (It fits in a file folder!)
Step 1: Gather Materials
To make this kite, you will need:
--Typing Paper, Tissue Paper, or any other lightweight paper material 8 1/2 by 11 inch
--A pair of Scissors
--A sheet of Plastic (plastic file folders work best)
--Ruler or something with a straight edge
--Hot Glue Gun
--Wood for rolling up kite string
Optional: markers, crayons, or colored pencils
Step 2: Measure/Cut out Kite
First, get out your 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper and a ruler. On both 11" sides, measure out 7 inches from the bottom of the paper and mark with a pencil. Then, on both of the 8" sides, measure out halfway (4.25 inches) and mark with a pencil. After that, connect the marks in a diagonal pattern (see picture). Cut out along the lines you have just made. You should now have a piece of paper that resembles a small kite.
*NOTE* Save your corner scraps for later.
Step 3: Decorate!!! (optional)
Now, here comes an extremely fun step! Get out your arts supplies, because we're decorating out kite! Let your creative juices flow and draw whatever you want on your kite. Just stray from painting your kite; paint makes the kite heavier and it won't fly as well.
When I did my kite, I chose to draw a pattern out of markers that made my kit look like it was woven out of fabric. I also decided not to draw on both sides. This is because the marker shows through to the other side, and additional coloring is not needed. If you feel like decorating on both sides, that is perfectly fine!