The real motive behind this activity is to encourage reluctant writers to draw and cut but it’s also lots of fun. When we make kites at nursery we always do it outside so it’s quite hard for children to spend lots of time decorating and designing as they are always desperate to try them out. This is an ideal opportunity for children to really focus on the design and the skills.
You will need:
- Two pieces of card
- Ribbon or string
- Wider ribbon
Children will be able to do all of this with some support.
Start by joining the two pieces of card together using the sellotape
Fold the joined pieces of card in half with a sharp crease
Fold in the corners to make a diamond shape
Cut along your folded corners
Strengthen your kite by making a straw frame
Attach a length of ribbon or string
Now tie some colourful ribbons on
Have fun flying your kite or just stand back and admire it against the blue sky