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Making a Paper Kite
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher

This is nice craft to use as a bulletin board display.

Objectives:

Students will be able to
  • --name different colors
  • --cut and tape a string to a small paper kite.

Materials:

  • A story about wind: (Try The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins)
  • heavy construction paper
  • different color pieces of yarn
  • different colored small cut squares of tissue paper
  • tape
  • water
  • paint brushes (small)

Plan:

  1. After reading a story about the wind, make a kite.
  2. Give the children a piece of construction paper with an outline of a kite (a diamond shape).
  3. Have the children cut out the kite shape.
  4. Next, the child uses a paintbrush to brush on water, and sticks pieces of tissue paper onto the kite.
  5. Have the child choose a piece of colored yarn to tape onto the back of the kite.
  6. Let the kite dry, then pick off all the pieces of tissue paper. The kite will be many colors!!

 


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