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Make Your own Finger Kite

Make Your own Finger Kite

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. 

finger kite supplies


  • 4 Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Streamers
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Kite Material – napkins, gift wrap, plastic tablecloth, or tissue paper

make a finger kite step 1

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. 

make a finger kite step 2

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. 

make a finger kite step 3

Glue it to one side of the frame. Once it is dry, turn it over to view the front of the kite.

make a finger kite step 4

Cut four streamers, approximately 16 inches long. We cut ours in half to make them thinner. 

make a finger kite step 5

Glue the four streamers together at one end and attach them to the back side of the kite.

finger kite step 6

For the finger loop, cut a pipe cleaner in half and glue it to the top of the kite (on the back). 

make a finger kite for kids

Now you are ready for the fun! Run, jump, and experiment with your new finger kite!