Last year at a church picnic, someone brought kites and Caden loved flying them. Ever since the weather has warmed, he has been asking to go kite flying. Originally I planned on buying him one, until I came across a tutorial on Inner Child Fun on how to make an easy kite. We followed the steps together one by one in their video.
The best part about making this easy kite is it's adaptable to what you have on hand. We used Popsicle sticks instead of skewers, gift wrapping ribbon instead of streamers, and baker's twine instead of string. I also let the boys add stickers and washi tape for decoration.
The day we made the kites was snowy, so on Sunday we decided to try them out because it was windy and we had been cooped up all weekend due to cold weather and sickness. The boys had a blast! The wind wasn't consistent so the kites didn't stay up very long, but it was an excellent lesson in patience and perseverance.
Then Daddy came home and helped.
Making easy kites out of household objects was the perfect activity for practicing different skills, spending time outdoors, and having fun as a family!