Running with a finger kite in the air behind you with its long tail in the breeze is magical and fun for kids of all ages. I don’t know about you, but as a kid (and sometimes as an adult) I had a hard time getting my kite to take off. It didn’t stop me from running with the kite behind me though. That’s where the idea for this finger kite came from. You can make your own in a few simple steps.
- 4 Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Pipe Cleaner
- Hot Glue Gun
- Kite Material – napkins, gift wrap, plastic tablecloth, or tissue paper
First, glue each end of 4 craft sticks together in a diamond shape to form the kite frame.
You can use a white craft glue and allow time for it to dry or the glue gun for faster results.
For the kite material, you can use tissue paper, a napkin, a table cloth, or wrapping paper. Turn it into a Science experiment to see which one works best.
Trace the frame onto the material that you have chosen. Cut it out.
Glue it to one side of the frame. Once it is dry, turn it over to view the front of the kite.
Cut four streamers, approximately 16 inches long. We cut ours in half to make them thinner.
Glue the four streamers together at one end and attach them to the back side of the kite.
For the finger loop, cut a pipe cleaner in half and glue it to the top of the kite (on the back).
Now you are ready for the fun! Run, jump, and experiment with your new finger kite!