For our art project this week we did a fun art/craft! Home-made paper bag kites! The kids had a blast with them and so I am going to do a how-to post.
paper lunch bag
markers or crayons
tape or hole reinforcers
Step 1: Cut the bottom off of the lunch bag so that you have a sleeve (opening on top and bottom)
Step 2: Let the kiddos decorate the bag with crayons or markers:
Selah had me draw a butterfly on one side and a ladybug on the other, then she colored it in.
Gabe colored the entire bag and then drew Jedi Knights on it. He is very into Star Wars these days.
Step 3: Glue 3 streamers to the bottom inside of the bag (2ft-ish in length)
Step 4: On the top sides (where the bag folds in) place a piece of tape to strengthen the bag. Punch a hole through the tape and bag and loop a 18 inch piece of yarn through each hole. (Or you can just punch a hole in each side and then reinforce both sides of the hole with reinforcers).
Step 5: Take a much longer piece of yarn and tie it through each loop meeting them in the middle. We then added a short stick to roll up the extra yarn.
Here is our finished project:
Selah pretty much ran around in circles dragging her kite behind her. She looked like a mad woman but had so much fun!
Gabe actually caught wind quite a few times and had a blast flying his kite!
And now - totally off topic - I thought I would do a little bragging on my hubby! Other than our kite flying session, Monday was a horrible day for me. Mig is teething and was clingy, grumpy and at times just plain mean! He didn't take much of a nap and tore the house up from top to bottom. I seriously felt like curling up in a corner and crying. It was just "one of those days". My sweet husband sent me beautiful flowers the next day and let me know how much he appreciates what I do everyday for our family. SO SWEET!!
YEP - I'm a lucky girl!