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How to Make a Paper Bag Kite

Today’s craft is our first user submitted craft and comes to us courtesy of Jackie in Pack 613 of the Grand Canyon Council. While there are “instructions” on how to create paper bag kite in Wolf Elective #5b, they are not very detailed. Her pack and mine are actually in the same stake (unit) and all our stake’s packs ran a booth at our 2011 Council’s Scout-O-Rama where we created these kites. They were a big hit, except for the fact it was slightly raining all day.

Materials:

  • 1 Paper Grocery Bag
  • 12-15″ string to hold wings together
  • Long length of string for reel
  • Ruler
  • Hole Puncher
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Instructions:

  • Cut & Remove the bottom of the bag

  • Turn the bag over
  • Lay the bag out flat
  • Make a mark in the center 4 1/2″ from the top of the bag and 6″ in from the side
  • From that point, draw a line to each of the four corners

 

  • Cut out the top and bottom triangles and leave the side ones
  • Flip the bag over and flip out the wings

  • Tape the wings down the entire length and place a piece of tape on the tip of the wing

  • Cut a small upside down triangle approximately 2″ up from the bottom
  • Punch a hole in the tips of each wing and attach a string between the two wings

 

  • Connect another string in the middle of the cross string on the wings

  • Use the large triangle cut from the kite and cut into three pieces. Fold them all in half and punch a hole through them and attach with string as a tail for the kite.

Achievements Fulfilled:

  • Wolf Elective #5b
 
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2Responsesto “How to Make a Paper Bag Kite”

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  1. Craig Gardner Says:

    This is great, could you make a video and post it on YouTube?

  2. Trish Poynot Says:

    I also could visualize this project better on YouTube. Would you please make a video for us and post it?

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