May 14

Mini Kite Invitations: Kite Party

Spring is the perfect time of year to throw a kite party. This little kite invitation isn’t just cute, the little kite actually works! You can keep it in your bag for impromptu kite flying. These fun little invites are really easy to make. Just build a few small kites out of tissue paper and then attach them to a piece of cardstock that includes all the party information. Presto! Every guest is sure to feel special from the moment their invitation arrives in the mail.

Click through for instructions.

Materials: Colored Tissue Paper, Flat Hobby Wood(from art store), Colored Cardstock, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors, X-Acto Knife, Spool of White Thread

Step 1: Using an X-Acto knife, split your hobby wood in half so that it’s in very thin strips.
Step 2: Trace out the shape of a small kite and a triangle on a piece of tissue paper. Cut both shapes out.
Step 3: Cut on three thin strips of tissue paper (this will become the tail of the kite.)
Step 4: Measure and cut 2 thin strips of wood down to the size of the kite so that they reach from top to bottom and side to side.
Step 5: Glue down the longer piece of wood from the top point of the kite to the bottom point of the kite.
Step 6: Glue down the shorter piece of wood from one side point of the kite to the other.
Step 7: 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 8: Glue this tail to the bottom of the kite.
Step 9: Fold over a thin strip along the bottom of the already cut tissue paper triangle. Place a few dots of glue along this strip.
Step 10: Attach the triangle to the top of the kite (the side without wood.)
Step 11: Place a thin line of glue to the side of this triangle and attach a very long piece of thread.
Step 12: Wrap the thread around the invitation to secure the kite in place.
Step 13: Send in the mail for your friends to enjoy!

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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