Kids Crafting – Go Fly a Kite!

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Kids Crafting – Go Fly a Kite!

What’s better than heading down to the park or beach on a bright summer day and flying a kite? Well…how about flying a kite that you’ve made yourself!

With these super simple papercrafting kite instructions, you can make dozens of fun kites to fly high!


1. Trim a piece of patterned paper or cardstock to 8.5 x 11


2. Trim the edges of the paper using Fiskars Border punches


3. Fold the paper in half, forming an 5.5 x 8.5 rectangle.

4. Fold one edge of the paper diagonally, then fold one side out forming a kite shape.

5. Use adhesive to attach a bamboo skewer to help maintain shape.

6. Use a variety of Fiskars squeeze punches to decorate your kite.

7. Fold the “spine” of the kite several times to ensure that it stands on it’s own – then punch one hole, and adhere string or ribbon.


Have fun with different colors and patterns of paper, and a variety of punched shapes. This is a great project for kids to complete – adults simply need to help fold. Enjoy your kite flying!