How to Make a Popsicle Stick Kite

Things You'll Need

  • 4 popsicle sticks
  • White craft glue
  • 1 sheet of brightly colored tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Glitter, stickers or other embellishments (optional)
  • Colored markers, colored pencils or crayons (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Yarn or ribbon

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Kite. You will surprise your friends when you pull a miniature kite out of your pocket or backpack, and they'll be even more amazed to discover that the little kite constructed from popsicle sticks actually flies. This cool little kite also makes a great party favor or place card.

Make a diamond shape out of four popsicle sticks. Put a dab of glue on the end of each stick, overlap the sticks slightly, and glue the diamond shape together. Allow it to dry.

Lay a piece of tissue paper on the table in front of you, and put the popsicle-stick diamond on top of the tissue paper.

Use the pencil to trace lightly around the popsicle-stick diamond.

Decorate the tissue-paper diamond any way you like. Glue on some glitter, or decorate it with stickers, colored markers, colored pencils or crayons. Just make sure that the decorations you use don't add too much bulk to the tissue paper, or it won't fly.

Cut the tissue-paper diamond carefully along your pencil line. Glue the tissue-paper diamond to the popsicle sticks with a very small amount of glue.

Staple a long piece of ribbon or yarn to the bottom corner of the kite for the tail. Make the tail at least three times the length of the kite's body.

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