Our kiddos’ fascination with kites is ever expanding. And so the LOVE AT FIRST KITE project was a natural progression of their obsession.
We love this project because it’s simple, teaches shape and symmetry, and is super fun to display. We decorated our whole ceiling this way!
Grown ups do the prep. Start by folding a piece of construction paper in half along the width. Keep the newly folded edge on the left side. Then on the right side, pencil an X less than halfway down the page — usually about 8 inches from the bottom.
Go back to the left folded side and get your scissors ready! From the top left corner, cut diagonally to your X on the right. Then cut from your X to the bottom left corner. Now you should have 4 scrap paper triangles to toss.
Open up your page and you’ve got a kite ready to decorate. Kids can use whatever inspires them — crayons, markers, glitter, or collage. For a simple symmetry lesson, you can even paint one half of your kite before folding it on top of the other half. Reopen it and voila! A symmetrical gem!
Lastly, don’t forget to punch a hole in the bottom and add some string. Now your kite is ready to take flight! Tape them up high in your little’s bedroom sky!