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Craft Activity - Let's Go Fly a Kite

How does your kite fly? Promote concepts of geometry, physics and engineering with this fun activity.

Resources Required

491696 Educational Experience Cover Paper A3 Assorted Pack of 500

500932 Smart Fab Cut Sheets Assorted Pack of 45

480604 Construction Sticks Pack of 1,000

519290 Paper Rope Ball - Green

Instructions

1. Using Educational Experience Cover Paper, trace and cut out your kite shape. A kite is a quadrilateral whose four sides can be grouped into two pairs of equal-length sides that are adjacent to each other.

2. Take 2 paddle pop sticks and cut to size and stick them to the back of the kit shape in a cross formation with masking tape

3. Attach a length of the paper rope ball to the construction sticks to form your kite string

4. Using smark fab, cut out strips for youtr kite's tail and attach with masking tape or glue

5. When you kite is ready, take it outside on a windy day to test it out!

Extend the Learning

- How does the paper weight you make your kite from impact they way it flys?

- Does your kit fly better with or without a tail?

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