This past weekend Ellie’s AHG Troop had their annual mother-daughter dinner and, like always, it did not disappoint. They decided to go with a Mary Poppins theme and it was the cutest. Everything was decorated from either scenes from the original Mary Poppins movie or the newest Mary Poppins Returns movie. We even had a surprise visit from Mary Poppins herself. I cannot say enough about what a fantastic job they did!!!
I was in charge of the “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” craft that each of the girls had a chance to make. I found this cute idea on Pintrest from One Creative Mommy and used that as inspiration for our Mary Poppins craft.
Here are the materials and steps to making these cute mini kites!
- Coordinating kite-shaped paper (I used my Silhouette to cut them out)
- Paper straws (2 per kite)
- Yarn for the kite string (at least 25-30″ long)
- Baker’s twine for the tail of kite (at least 20″ long)
- Decorative ribbon
- Glue Stick
- All purpose glue
Step 1: Choose two kite-shaped papers and glue them together with a glue stick.
Step 2: Tie one end of the yarn about 2/3 of the way down on a full-length straw.
Step 3: Tie the other end of the yarn to the middle of one of the small straws. This will be the kite handle. Roll up excess yarn onto kite handle.
Step 4: Place glue on the full-length straw and place length-wise in the middle on the bottom-side the kite paper. Place glue on two of the small straws and place on either side of the full-length straw to make a “cross”.
Step 5: Thread the baker’s twine through the full-length straw, make a knot at the top and add a bead of glue at the top of the straw to keep the string from falling out.
Step 6: Tie a few decorative ribbons to the tail
And there you have it, a cute little mini kite. Now let’s go fly a kite!!!