Build your very own paper kite to fly around town.
- 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper
- Strong craft string or yarn
- Crayons or markers
- Safety scissors
- Hole punch
- Using crayons or makers and your imagination, decorate both sides of the paper with any drawings you like.
- Fold the paper in half widthwise, so that the short sides meet.
- With the folded edge towards you, measure 2 1/2 inches in from the bottom left corner. Use a pencil to make a mark along the folded edge of the paper.
- Measure an additional 2 1/2 inches in from the mark you just made, and make another pencil mark along the folded edge of the paper.
- Turn the paper over, keeping the folded edge towards you, and repeat steps 3 and 4 - this time from the bottom right corner.
- With the folded edge towards you, bend the top right corner down, and hold it in place at the first pencil mark you made. Do not crease the portion that is bent.
- Staple the corner in place at the pencil mark to secure.
- Turn the paper over, and repeat steps 6 and 7, using the top left corner of the paper. Your kite should almost look like a paper airplane.
- Cut at least 24 inches of string or yarn for your kite's tail.
- Punch a hole above your second pencil mark.
- Thread the string or yarn through the hole, and securely tie the end in knot.
- Lift your kite in to the air on a windy day, and watch it soar! Don't forget to hold on tightly to the string!