DIY kites

Sensory activities: DIY Kites for Kite Flying Day

Posted by Michael MOE, 03 February, 2022

Kite flying and craft all rolled into one activity, you say? Yes, we’re using Kite Flying Day (8 February) as an excuse to get busy with two of our favourite adventures here at MOE: getting outdoors and making things! This activity is packed with opportunities for children to learn about science, physics, aerodynamics, weather and ecology all while having a whole lot of fun. Added bonus: Kite flying also helps develop hand to eye coordination, kinesthetic awareness and gross motor skills, all while providing both a sensory craft activity AND the chance to be physical outdoors. Sound like a plan that will send smiles soaring? Then read on for 5 ways to make DIY kites with your own pre-schoolers…

Confetti Kite

DIY kites

The sky is the limit with this colourful and fun tutorial by Parent Savvy. Don’t forget to use coloured paper for this design that is biodegradable though.

Driftwood Kite

DIY kites

This driftwood kite idea by Hello, Wonderful certainly is wonderful, we think! We’re always on board with any project that uses natural resources.

Finger Kite

DIY kites

Little ones will love breaking out their creativity streaks by making a Finger Kite. We like these instructions by That Artist Woman.

Stain Glass Kite

DIY kites

While these lovely Stain Glass Kites by Make and Takes don’t actually fly, they still make for a great crafternoon activity for preschoolers. Plus they cheer up those classroom or home windows a treat!

Paper Kite

DIY kites

For a simple but fun and effective DIY kite idea, try this Paper Kite activity by Made by Joel will send craft projects soaring.

You’re all set! Now, let’s go fly a kite…

 

 

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