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In honour of kite season!

Here’s a simple and really pretty craft from Usborne’s 365 Things to Make and Do – an absolutely amazing activity book. Contains projects such as fabric collages, leaf printing, spoon-people, door signs, gift tags, dangly cowboys and many more cool things to make, draw and paint – with simple step-by-step instructions. click to see kite making instructions

What you need:
A few sheets of wrapping paper (or print some patterns off the internet
A few sheets of heavy card
Scissors and craft glue

Step 1 and 2

Step 2 and 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 1 - Glue four squares of paper onto a piece of card (I used spray glue, but pritt-stick or craft glue works fine)

Step 2 – Draw a diamond shape and cut it out

Step 3 – Tape a piece of wool to the back. If you want, cut out an equal sized diamond from cardstock and glue it to the back of your kite, sandwiching/securing the yarn between the two pieces.

Step 4 – Take a few pieces of the leftover card, fold them, and on the fold, cut out a little trapezoid for the ribbons on the kite tail

Step 5 – Put dots of glue on the yarn and glue down the ribbons.

ta daaaaah


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