If the weather is less than ideal for flying that colorful kite in the summertime sun or you would just like to experience the magic of magnets inside at all times, this next craft is for you! From young to old, this mysterious marvel is a fun project the entire family can enjoy! Armed with a few simple supplies, take on this DIY in 10 minutes or less. 

* Parental supervision is required for this DIY

Gather your supplies: 

Create Your Kite Using These Instructions: 

  1. Begin by folding your construction paper in half, and then fold it once more.
  2. Cut out a square (approximately 5 or 6 inches).
  3. Unfold your folded paper square and place your 3/8" x 1/16” magnet in the center of your square and refold it as it was.
  4. Tape the sides of your paper kite to ensure the magnet remains securely inside, leaving a small opening at the base of the kite to attach your string. 
  5. Cut a piece of string approximately 5-6” in length and tie a knot at one end.
  6. Place the knotted end of your string inside the small opening not covered by your tape and place a piece of tape over it to hold it in place. 
  7. Tie another knot at the other end of your string around your thumbtack and press it inside your foam block. 
  8. Draw a kite pattern on your construction paper so it looks like a real kite. 
  9. Place a small dab of hot glue on your 6mm x 3mm magnet and secure it to the top of your pencil (on the eraser side).
  10. Press the pencil down into your foam board on the opposite side of your kite.
  11. Lift your kite toward the pencil (magnet) and watch in amazement as the kite magically “floats” in the air. 


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