Fabric Kite Tutorial

fabric kite tutorail by Little Button Diaries

How pretty is this beach hut fabric (available in store) by Cath Kidston? We used it in our latest collaboration with them to make this pretty kite for their blog. It makes a great addition to a lonely bedroom wall, or you could even try and fly it (don’t try too hard, it’s better at being pretty than soaring through the skies!). Head over to Cath Kidston to see how to make your own.

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Nap Time Crafts: Fabric Kite for Kids

DIY Fabric Kite

Spring has sprung and it’s finally time to get outdoors! I’ve had this project on my to-do list since winter so I was very excited to get started.

For this project you will need:

  • 0.5cm thick dowel
  • Fat quarter of lightweight fabric
  • Ribbon (3mm thick)
  • Super glue
  • String
  •  Kite reel (available from Amazon)
  •  Scraps of felt to match the fabric

1. Begin by cutting your dowel to size. The vertical piece of dowel measured 21 inches and the horizontal piece is 15 inches long.

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Alphabet Date

A few years ago my husband and I started ‘alphabet dates’ – date nights themed around each letter of the alphabet. We got as far as ‘J’ and had to take a hiatus of three years for two house moves, a career change, a wedding and the arrival of a little button!

Today we restarted with the letter ‘K’. We took a kite we’ve had in the boot of our car for years and tried to fly it as part of the Brighton Kite Festival in Stamner Park. There was little actual kite flying and a lot of kite throwing but it was nice to give it a go. The cast of Mary Poppins really do make it look easier than it is!

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