A Personal Popsicle Kite
Popsicle stick: whole (one per child)
Popsicle stick: half (one per child)
Paper with a diamond shape (one per child)
8" Ribbon (one per child)
2" Ribbon (two per child)
Markers or crayons
This is a simple craft project that will allow your students to be able to play with a kite that fits in the palm of their hand! Pass out the sheet of paper with the diamond shape. Ask the students to try to cut out the shape using safety scissors. Some children may need help with this step. If this step is to difficult have extra pre-cut kites available.
Once this step is complete, have the children decorate their finished craft using crayons or markers. Hand out one whole and one half Popsicle sticks to each child along with the 8" piece of ribbon. Help them glue the pieces together in a cross pattern. Have a finished model available for reference. Then, glue the ribbon to the bottom point.
Next, glue the newly decorated kites to the cross so that the ribbon is between the stick and the kite.
Finally, tie the two 2" ribbons to the tail of the kite. You could have the children attempt this step as well, however many will need your help. Once these kites are completed, your students will have a kite they can fly around all by themselves!