Mini makes: Olive The Owl kite craft

Get your toddler loving the great outdoors with her very own kite to fly

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What you’ll need:

  • Pliers*
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Rectangle card
  • String (6cm long)
  • Clear-drying glue
  • Thin wire (0.5mm thick)
  • Blue, pink, light green and dark green tissue paper 
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*Adult supervision required.

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Step 1

Using pliers, bend a piece of wire into an owl shape and carefully tape the edges together.

Then using two more bits of wire, create a crossbar, making sure to bend each end back on itself to form hooks. Attach to the owl frame and secure in place with some tape. 

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Step 2

Cut a piece of light green tissue paper 1cm larger than your wire frame.

Make cuts 1cm apart all around the edges to form small flaps. 

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Step 3

Place the wire frame onto the tissue paper, then fold each flap over and glue in place. Some flaps might overlap, but that’s fine. 

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Step 4

Cut out your owl’s eyes, beak, wings, tail and feathers from pink, blue and dark green tissue paper.

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Then, using our picture as a guide, glue your pieces into place on the front of the kite. 

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