Fun at Home - Pirate Kites


Pirate Mini Kites

You will need:

  • A4 printout of boy or girl mini-kite – download pdf here
  • Coloured pencils or textas
  • Biro
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • 3 straws
  • Cotton reel
  • Tissue, crepe paper or medium thin plastic garbage bag


Colour in your kite.

Step 2
Carefully cut it out.

Ask an adult for help to make 2 small holes on the pink dots using the point of a biro.

Back of Pirate Mini Kite

Step 4
Turn your kite over and sticky tape a 20cm straw across the widest part of the kite on the back (Trim the straw if it is too long).

Step 5
Cut another straw 15cm long and sticky tape on the back centre, from top to bottom.

Step 6
Tie the cotton thread from the reel through the holes and around the straw, tie off at the front.

Step 7
To make a tail - use thin, long strips of crepe paper, tissue paper or cut up a plastic bag, the longer the better for your tail.

Step 8
Sticky tape your tail to the bottom on the back of the kite.

Step 9
Place a straw through your cotton reel to hold it. Your kite is ready to fly!
Be careful you don’t let the cotton go out all the way or you will lose your kite!

Share pictures of you flying your mini kite on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #distantdiscoveries

This Fun at Home activity is presented by:

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