Kite Craft

by Kim

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).

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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.

3D Pasta and Paper Collage

butterfly pasta
I never get tired of butterflies, they are beautiful and fascinating and a great tool to learn about life cycles. This craft came about because I was using this pasta to make dinner last night . Dinner was a hit and I love how this turned out too.You could absolutely do this with younger children I would simply dye the pasta first, and either draw a branch or just skip the branch all together and make a butterfly only 3D collage!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 3 pieces of construction paper ( blue, brown and green) large scrap pieces would be great for the brown and green. You will also need bow tie pasta, markers and glue.
  2. Start by ripping your brown paper to make a branch. Lay it out on the blue paper before you glue it down.Glue it down.
  3. Rip your green paper into little leaves. Glue on.
  4. Color your pasta with the markers. I like the challenge of drawing on something so tiny, it’s a great fine motor builder. That said if this is too frustrating dye the pasta before hand or simply leave them plain.
  5. Add glue to your branch.
  6. Add your pasta
  7. Add your antennae with a marker. Let dry.