How To Make A Bird Kite

How to make a bird Kite. Instructions on how to make a paper bird Kite. 4 Freckled Faces

Earlier this week one of the teachers from the kids school set a challenge to make a Paper Bird Kite. The kids LOVED making and playing with these! Here is how we did it.

What you will need


  • A4 Paper – 1 sheet for the body and different colour(s) for the beak and feather tails
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Glue Stick
  • Staple Gun
  • Sticky Eyes (or you could just use a felt tip pen to draw the eyes on)
  • String/ Wool/ Twine

What To Do

Choose the colour body you want to use for your body and fold that sheet of paper in half


Then you need to fold 2 corners (on the same end) outwards, towards the crease to make the wings and staple them.


Stick the eyes on.

Cut a triangular shape of a different colour for the beak. Put glue on either side of the small section you’re going to stick inside, between the eyes.


Next you need to cut out 3 feather shapes and stick them together at the bottom,  fanning them out


Once you have done that, put some glue on either side of the bottom of it and stick inbetween the paper ; the opposite end of the beak.

Then hole punch one hole near the staple on crease.


If you want to, you can add a little bit of cello tape underneath the hole, to strengthen it.

Lastly, thread you string through the hole, tie a knot, and then we decided to make a loop at the other end to put your wrist through.

Check out our video on our Facebook page to see the kids flying theirs. Click Here.

Now go fly your bird kites!


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