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How To Make A Kite - The Easy Way

(Don't forget to send in your Summer Fun Challenge entries.
It doesn't take long and it is a bunch of fun! And remember, it can be super simple. Just do something with "sticks" and then follow the entry instructions here.)

This is not your typical kite, but it is simple to make. My kids had fun making it and playing with it. It was a kite they could actually fly on their own and it did not matter if they lost it or broke it. They loved it!

Here's what you need:
  • Plastic grocery sack
  • String, yarn or ribbon
  • Paper streamers
  • Stapler


Step 1: Cut strips of paper streamers and staple them to the bottom of the plastic grocery sack.

Add as many as you like!

Step 2:  Cut some string and tie your string of choice around the sack handles. I used yarn at first and eventually found some ribbon. You will have to play with the length, but I think around 3 to 4 feet works nice for younger children because they can then get it up in the air easier. The longer length, it seemed, had them dragging it more (see video below - which shows them with the longer length).

Step 3: Go outside and have some fun running around!

Here is a quick video demo of the project... sometimes pictures are just not enough! This is my first video tutorial, so let me know if it helps.



  1. I think I have everything for this - have to search for the streamers - but the kids are excited! :) Thanks for sharing! Love the video tutorial!

  2. If you don't have streamers, you can use anything else...like fat ribbon, or paper strips, etc. Have fun!

  3. yay! something to do today! thanks!

  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from the pj party, hope you visit me too!

  5. Amazing how fun something so cheap can be, isn't it! Kids don't care how much we spend, they just want a fun time. Check out my blog for making an ancient Egyptian headdress and collar for another day. :-) All easy and cheap!

  6. What a perfect idea to through together quickly and play with right away!

  7. I love this post. What a great idea. I have a weekly link up that this post would be FANTASTIC for. The link up is on Tuesdays. You can post it on the one that is already up, or you could wait and post this on next Tuesday's post.

    It's called Summer Family Fun Tuesdays at MommyTopics.com


    Rachymommy - MommyTopics.com

  8. I love simple ideas like this! We'll have to give this a go on the next windy day!

  9. Well thats easy enough! I would love knowing it didn't matter if they tore it up! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

  10. Very cute idea! My kids would love it. Thanks for linking up!

  11. What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  12. We will have to try this! We have made kites using one piece of paper and had a blast with those...I think my son will love using grocery sacks! I just found your site and have been browsing your archives for all sorts of fun activities to do with my boys...thanks :)

  13. Wow what a great kite and inexpensive too!!

    Would love for you to link up at Kid's Get Crafty over at Red Ted Art every Wednesday. This week's link up is here http://www.redtedart.com/?p=3056

    Do come and visit and join in!!


    Red Ted Art



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