How to Make Your Own Kite With Your Kids

kiteIt's spring! You know what that means? It's kite season! Hey, don't knock it; you do realize keeping a kite up in the air means your kid will run, and run, and RUN all that energy out, right?

OK, so now that I sold you on the best spring activity EVER, do you have a kite? No? Well then it's good thing I'm about to tell you how to make a kite with the kids, isn't it?

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The fact is, I'm not very Martha. Seriously, I'm why the words Pinterest Fail exist! But over the years I've found some pretty fab how-tos on the web that can fit ANY family's needs. So without further ado ...

Kite Making Ideas

1. Paper Bag Kite: Save yourself some cash (and frustration) and use stuff you probably have around the house with this kite tutorial from Free Home School Deals.

2. Sled Kite: Ever heard of a Boka Boka? That's another name for a Philippine sled kite, and they're super easy to make with this how-to from the folks behind National Kite Month (which is April, in case you were wondering).

3. Fabric Kite: If you've got a knack for sewing, the beauty of this quilted kite from Doe C Doe is something you're going to want to try.

4. Duct Tape Kite: Duct tape doesn't just fix everything, it can be used to MAKE everything these days! Even a kite!

5. Stained Glass Kite: OK, so these are kites that you hang on the window rather than take outside, but they're a great project for the kids on a stormy spring day. Make and Takes has all the details!

Have you ever attempted to make a kite with the kiddos? How did you do it?

 

Images via Ryan Somma/Flickr; © iStock.com/ElementalImaging

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