Supplies: 
  • Brightly colored felt (rainbow of colors for small diamonds plus a contrasting base color) 
  • Brightly colored ribbon
  • Printable kite template
  • Shredded felt, fabric or pillow batting for filling
  • Hot glue and glue gun or fabric glue
  • Safety scissors
  • Wax paper (to cover work space)
  • Wooden craft stick (to push stuffing in)
Instructions: 
  1. Print the kite template.
  2. Using the template as a guide, cut out 2, 8 1/2 x 11 inch felt rectangles on a base color felt per hand kite.
  3. Use the center diamond shapes on the template as a guide to cut a rainbow of diamond shapes (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) for each star.
  4. Use felt scraps to make rectangles about 3/4 inch by 4 1/2 inches that will be used on the backs of the kites as handles. Set aside.
  5. Cut 6 inch strips of brightly colored ribbon to attach to the tip of each star point. (Tip: Keep the strips short enough for safety)
  6. On your bottom felt star, glue ribbon to the end of each star point, then top by gluing on the second felt star, like a pillow, sealing the center of each strip of ribbon inside the star with the ends hanging out. Trim ends.
  7. Leave a small opening to fill with shredded fabric scraps or pillow batting.
  8. Glue the rainbow colored felt diamonds onto the sections of your star.
  9. Flip over and glue the long rectangle shaped strip on to create a handle.
  10. Allow glue to dry, and then fill each star with shredded fabric scraps or pillow batting, pressing inside with a wooden craft stick if needed.
  11. Glue the remaining opening shut and allow to air-dry completely.