This craft is the perfect spring craft for when the weather is not cooperating.
Grab some construction paper, scissors, glue, cotton balls, marker, and bowtie pasta. I bought the mini version and they worked perfectly. I honestly think this company makes these just so moms can do crafts, but my kids enjoy eating them.
I drew some triangles on construction paper and the outline of the kite on the blue paper.
I had my son cut out the colored triangles. For younger kids you can just have the triangles already cut out for them.
Then he matched up the shapes to the corresponding empty spaces and glued them down.
He squeezed some glue on the tail of the kite and glued the bowtie pasta onto the spots.
After the kite was completed, I just told him to put clouds wherever he wanted. He really loved it when I told him he had to use a lot of glue to make sure the cotton balls stuck. He squeezed an excessive amount out, but who really cares.
Here is the happy boy with his kite. It didn’t even matter that it was 36 degrees and snowing outside (and it’s officially spring – hah).
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.