Wonder Pets! Paper Bag Kite

Wonder Pets! Paper Bag Kite

A plain paper shopping bag will fly high once it's been painted and tied with string. Use our template to create the badge.

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Wonder Pets! Paper Bag Kite

Craft Features

Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.
Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Discover with Us
Discover with us skills relate to science/technology. They include: observing and predicting, asking questions, and investigating nature, objects, Earth, and space.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Large brown paper grocery bag
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Masking tape or clear packing tape
  • Red, blue, yellow, and green tempera paints
  • 10-12 ft. of string
  • Colored ribbon for the tail
  • Illustrated instructions page
Tip: Inexpensive poster paint is perfect for this project.

Directions

  1. Print out the illustrated instructions page

    For easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with illustrations, print out the instructions page.

  2. Steps 1-3: Cut and shape the bag

    1. Cut the bottom off the bag.<br><br> 2. Lay the bag flat. Draw a dot about one-third down the center of the bag. Mark an X through the dot. Cut along the X. You'll be left with two "wings." <br><br> 3. Turn the bag over. Fold the wings to the front and out.<br><br>

  3. Step 4: Time to paint!

    Paint the Wonder Pets badge in the center of the kite as shown. Then, paint the remainder of the front of the bag red (for Tuck), blue (for Linny) or green (for Ming Ming). Let the paint dry completely.

  4. Step 5-8: Attach flying string tail and tape wings together

    5. Cut a 2-foot piece of string for the tail and tie the short ribbon pieces down the string. <br><br> 6. Put a piece of tape at the corner of each wing to strengthen it, then punch a hole through each. Cut two 1-foot pieces of string and attach to the punched holes. Cut a 6- to 8-foot piece of string and tie to the shorter strings to make a "v" shape. Knot the end of the long string to a stick or cardboard tube and wrap the string around it.<br><br> 7. Cut a vent at the bottom of the kite (in the center) and attach the tail.<br><br> 8. Tape the wings to the side of the bag <u>at the bottom only</u>.

  5. Step 9 (Optional)

    Trim the corners to make rounded edges.

Tip: If the kite curls after the paint has dried, flatten it by stacking heavy books on it overnight.
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