Miffy is excited for an extra long weekend! She will spend more time with her family and friends outdoors! One of Miffy’s favorite activities is to fly a kite, and there’s no better time than Memorial Day Weekend to make a kite and test it out.
If you don’t already have a kite, don’t worry! Miffy found a great tutorial for you to make your own kite at home with the help of an adult.
Here are the materials you’ll need to gather:
- String or ribbon
- 2 straight sticks about 2-3 feet long, one slightly shorter than the other
- Craft knife or small knife to cut into wood (make sure to have an adult help you with this!)
- Have an adult carefully carve a small notch into both ends of each wooden stick. The notches must be cut in the same direction.
- Take the string and tie the sticks at the center, so they are shaped like a cross. Make sure the notches are lined up. The horizontal stick should be slightly shorter than the vertical stick.
- Loop your string into the notches around the ends of the sticks.
- Have an adult help you unfold the newspaper and cut a pattern to match the shape of the kite frame. Make it an inch or two larger than your frame, all the way around, so you can fold the edges over.
- Spread the newspaper over the stick frame, fold the edges over the string, and glue them in place.
- Tie a long string to the kite where the sticks cross.
- Now it’s time to fly the kite! Make sure there is wind outside so the kite can fly high in the sky!