Independence Day 3D Easy Paper Craft – DIY Kite

Coronavirus lockdown has literally pushed everyone indoors. But it has helped us revive old traditions such as bringing kites back to Indian skies.

Easy Paper Craft - Boy flying DIY kite

Kite flying on Independence Day is a ritual most Indians have loved dearly. This time around, it feels like most people will participate in the kite-flying activity with great fervor. Why? Well! It’s because we are home-bound, and it certainly a good stress-buster.

I grew up watching 15th August celebrations in our housing/colony. The evenings were usually about enjoying piping hot pakodas (fritters), tricolored food recipes, and looking at the sky full of colorful kites. It still is a common tradition carried out by the people in the northern parts of India… So, I thought why not make my first ever DIY kite?

There now are all sorts of kite shapes, from dragons to birds, animals, insects and even cartoon characters like Barbie and Spiderman.

However, I will stick to a kite design that is actually an easy paper craft not meant for flying purposes, rather it’s an engaging kids activity. I took the help of my little assistant who was absolutely delighted to watch the kite come to life.

  • Orange rhombus paper for 3D kite
  • Three different colored papers for 3D kite
  • 2 Colored papers - folded and placed over each other - DIY Kite
  • 3D kite with string
  • 3D kite with string and colored triangles
  • DIY kite

Capturing the step-by-step easy paper craft – DIY kite for Independence Day:

Instructions:

1. Cut out the 3 kite shapes in the rhombus shape (please see the picture). You can use one single color or choose a variety of different colors to create a colorful kite. I have used orange, blue, and green.

2. Then fold each of them in half length-wise.

3. Using a glue stick, add glue at the base of the kite color that you want to place at the bottom. Now, add glue in the center of one of the kites. Line up and place another kite half on the glue to attach them together.

4. After each of the kites is glued together, you will have a 3D kite shape.

Handmade kite with thread

5. Cut out six small triangle shapes in the colorful paper for kite string bows.

Easy Paper Craft - DIY Kite with small colored triangles

6. Glue each of the small triangle pieces you cut in step 5 as well as the kite string to look like bows.

DIY Kite with boystrings

Isn’t this an easy paper craft?

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