Patriotic Kite Decoration

Patriotic Kite Decoration

What You'll Need:

Red Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Red Striped Paper Straws
Blue Dot Paper Straws
Rattail Cord
3/8" Blue Ribbon
3/8" Red Ribbon
White Pony Beads
White Paint Pen
Tacky Glue or Glue Dots
Kite Template

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes

How to Make a Patriotic Kite Decoration

Fly these Patriotic Kite Decorations at any americana celebration! Kids (and kids at heart!) will love decorating these cardstock kites with stars, straws, beads and more.
  • 1 Trace & cut out kite

    Trace the kite shape onto the cardstock and cut it out.

  • 2 Decorate & outline

    Decorate kite with Foamie stars and outline kite with white paint pen.

  • 3 Glue straw to back of kite

    Cut 1 straw in half and glue across the back of the kite. Press down on center of straw.

  • 4 String cord & glue straw

    Cut a 20" length of cording. Tie a loop at an end for hanging and slide the cord through the straw. Glue straw down the center back of the kite.

  • 5 Loop pony bead onto cord

    Slide a pony bead onto the cord and loop cord around and through the bead. Leave at least 1" space between the bead and the kite.

  • 6 Cut & tie ribbon

    Cut 3, 4" lengths of ribbon and tie onto cording.