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Paper Plate Kite

Paper Plate Kite
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 7y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Nicole Duggan
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There is something so fun and exciting about flying a kite. Make your own paper plate kite (and sneak in a little practice with tying) to have fun running with outside!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Paper Plate Kite
Cut the middle out of a paper plate. Gather scraps of ribbon, yarn, or streamers.
Paper Plate Kite

Let your child choose and cut the color ribbons or yarn that he wants to use. I had different colors of ribbon already on hand. The length of the ribbon can also vary.

Paper Plate Kite

This is the part where I sneaked in a little learning for my 6 year old. We are still working with him on tying shoes and practicing over and over again isn't something he is really excited about doing. So tying the ribbons onto the kite helped him to practice the first part of tying over and over again. Make an X, loop it through, and pull it tight.

Paper Plate Kite
Tie all of the ribbon on one side of the paper plate so that you can hold on to the other side and all of the ribbon will blow behind you as you run. We had so much fun with these all day (inside and outside)!


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Thanks for posting. This was a lot of fun. The best part for me was that there weren't a lot of materials and I had them all on hand so it was great in a pinch for a new playdate. The kids had a lot of fun too. We ended up not making the hole in the middle so the kids could decorate both sides of the plate. And we just taped the ribbons and yarn on. We used curling ribbons. So easy and fun! Thanks

posted by: Jessica on 7.26.2013

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