Make a kite out of simple and basic materials and decorate it with a message of equality, peace or anti discrimination. Fly your message during your daily exercise or on a trip to your local park so others can see it.
What you will need
- A4 paper or card
- Colouring pens/pencils/paints
- Sticks (either wooden kebab skewers, dowel rods, thin sticks/twigs from your garden or park or a couple of straws)
- String to fly your kite
- Cardboard to make your handle
What to do
Firstly gather your materials and find a space to make your kite.
On your A4 paper (other sizes work too for different sized kites) draw out a classic kite shape using a ruler.
It is easier to write or draw our message onto the kite first as it will be tricky to draw on once the sticks and string are in place. Insite your kite shape write a message to show zero discrimination, peace, equality or friendship. You can be as creative as you like here with lots of colours and/or words.
Next cut out your amazingly designed kite using scissors.
Turn your kite over and lay out your sticks or straws into a cross as below. You may need to cut your rods to make them fit your kite.
Next cut a length of string. Remember this will need to be quite long so that you can fly your message high! Tie together the middle of your crossed sticks using one end of your string, use a small piece of tape or glue to make sure it is very firmly attached together. Then fix your tied together stick frame to the back of your kite using tape. Try not to use too much tape as this will make your kite heavier but enough to make the sticks secure.
Make your string handle next. You could use another small stick or straw to wind your string around. If you don’t have another stick use a piece of carboard and wind your string around to make a handle.
Finally you can choose to add some ribbon or tissue paper to the bottom of your kite. Use a small piece of tape to attach your ribbon or tissue paper to the bottom of your kite. Try to stick it to the back of the kite so that you don’t lose any of your design on the front.
Go to an open space. This could be your local street, park or garden on a relatively windy day and fly your kite and message high and proud!
Take it Further
Are there any other ways you could make a kite? Perhaps out of a well used bag for life or plastic bag?
If you make a kite and fly your message high in your local area let us know by sending us a picture. Sharing on social media? Don’t forget to use #DreamBigAtHome .
If you enjoyed making your kite and flying your messages you could check out All Different, All Equal to make a mask to express yourself and your personality.