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Paper-Bag Kites

Windy, dry days are a great time to make use of some items around the house and put together your own paper-bag kite!

What you need:

  • paper bags
  • strong string
  • ice cream stick
  • scissors
  • paper streamers or shredded paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • embellishments: stickers, paint, markers, crayons, washi tape etc


Get the kids to decorate the paper bags. Stickers and washi tape work really well to add some fun prints and colours.

If using paint to decorate make sure the paint is dry before moving on to the next step.

Using a pair of scissors, snip a little hole on the bottom base of the bag. This will be used for the kite string.

Cut a piece of string about 18-24 inches long. Tie one end to the middle of a popsicle stick and feed the other end through the hole in the bag. The popsicle stick will keep the kite string from pulling out when it’s flying.

Attach streamers to the open end of the bag using tape.
Now the kite is ready to fly!

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