May 16

Mini Kite Cake Toppers DIY: Kite Party

These Mini Kite Cake Toppers are perfect for the kite-themed kids party we’ve been showcasing this week. (See the other posts here and here.) I love them because they feel like they are flying! I’m a big believer in focusing on a few memorable details and then not worrying too much about the rest of the party. They’re easy to make and add a fun punch of color. See the full instructions and photos below.

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Materials: Colored Tissue Paper, Flat Hobby Wood, Colored Cardstock, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors, X-Acto Knife, Thin Wire, Spool of White Thread

Step 1: Using an X-Acto knife, split a piece of hobby wood down the middle. Repeat this process until you have 2 super-thin strips.
Step 2: Cut out a small kite shape from a piece of tissue paper.
Step 3: Cut out 2 tiny triangles from a piece of cardstock.
Step 4: Cut out an 8-in. piece of wire and wrap it around the spool of thread.
Step 5: Remove the wire and stretch it out.
Step 6: Measure and cut the super-thin strips of hobby wood down to the size of the kite so they reach from top to bottom and side to side.
Step 7: Glue down the longer piece of wood from the top point of the kite to the bottom point of the kite.
Step 8: Glue down the shorter piece of wood from one side point of the kite to the other.
Step 9: Place a thin line of glue along the bottom of one of the paper triangles and attach it to the right side of the vertical wooden stick on the kite. Repeat this step on the left side of the stick.
Step 10: Cut out three super-thin strips of tissue paper.
Step 11: At the top of each thin strip of tissue paper, place a small dot of glue and attach them together to make a tail.
Step 12: Glue this tail to the bottom of the kite (below the paper triangles.)
Step 13: Glue the end of the curled wire between the two triangles.
Step 14: Place on top of the birthday cake!

Photography by  Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood

Styling by Caitlin Barker

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