Making Kites

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Claire Roberts

Making Kites has a number of benefits:

* Kite making is cross-curricular, involving Maths (shape and space work), Art, and Design and Technology.

* Kite making involves working in 2D and 3D.

* Can be used as topic work.

* Can be used to reinforce work on recognising 2D and 3D shapes.

* Can be used to discuss how different shapes can connect together, e.g. two triangles make a kite shape.

* Kites (both 2D and 3D) can be made from different shapes inclusing hexagons, pentgons, triangles, cuboids etc, using artstraws and tissue paper.

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