“Hoppy” Memorial Day!

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:

  • Newspaper
  • String or ribbon
  • Glue
  • 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!)

Directions:

  1. Have an adult carefully carve a small notch into both ends of each wooden stick. The notches must be cut in the same direction.
  2. 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.
  3. Loop your string into the notches around the ends of the sticks.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread the newspaper over the stick frame, fold the edges over the string, and glue them in place.
  6. Tie a long string to the kite where the sticks cross.
  7. Now it’s time to fly the kite! Make sure there is wind outside so the kite can fly high in the sky!


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