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Kite Flying Day Party Invitation DIY

For the past two years my family and I have been living overseas in Busan, South Korea. Since my children attend an international school they have friends from all over the world. One of the fun things about having an international group of friends is learning about the various holidays and traditions they observe. Most people are aware of the popular American holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but what about Kite Flying Day? Kite Flying Day is February 8! I just learned about it this year and I think it is a fun excuse to gather friends, go outside, and fly a kite! Here is a fun invitation you can make for your Kite Flying Day festivities.

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Materials: colored cardstock, white cardstock, printer or pen, x-acto knife, ruler, cutting mat, polka dot origami paper, washi tape in various colors, scissors, wooden skewers, felt in various colors, glue stick

Step 1: Cut a 4.25” x 10” piece of colored cardstock.
Step 2: Print or write out invitation details on a piece of white cardstock. Use X-acto knife and cut the invitation in 2.25” x 10.5” long strips.
Step 3: Cut a kite shape out of patterned origami paper. Fold vertically and horizontally from opposite corners.
Step 4: Cut a 6.25” piece of washi tape. Wrap around wooden skewer.
Step 5: Secure the wooden skewer to the back of the kite using a piece of washi tape.
Step 6: Cut a bow shape from the felt. Glue the bow where the skewer and end of the kite meet.
Step 7: Use X-acto knife and make two small slits on the colored cardstock.
Step 8: Insert the kite skewer through the slits.
Step 9: Wrap the paper with invitation details around the colored cardstock. Secure with a piece of washi tape or glue.

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  1. Brooke

    January 29, 2014

    Aw this is so sweet! What a fun Mary Poppins-esque holiday!

  2. Kate

    January 29, 2014

    This is too adorable and so appropriate with the popular up and coming “Saving Mr. Banks” film. As soon as things warm up, I’m declaring my own “Fly a Kite” day if only to craft these. :)

  3. Katy @ All Sorts of Pretty

    January 29, 2014

    Love these! These woould be perfect with that adorable cake you guys shared on here last year: http://ohhappyday.com/2013/05/mini-kite-cake-toppers-diy-kite-party/

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • January 29, 2014

      Yes, totally!

    • sally
      • sally
      • February 2, 2014

      Hi Katy! Yes, the kites could double as cake toppers! :) xo, sally

  4. sugar

    January 29, 2014

    I love creativity this something my nine year old would love to do

  5. Anneliese

    January 29, 2014

    It makes me so happy to look at this post!

  6. MamaFromPoland

    January 29, 2014

    Very nice:)

  7. Tess @ Tips on Life & Love

    January 29, 2014

    These are adorable! I never heard of Kite Flying Day, but I like it already. Thanks for sharing!

  8. ANNE'S SCRIBBLES AND DOODLES

    January 29, 2014

    How do you come up with so many creative and easy ideas? This one is so cute!

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

  9. licensed movers Georgia

    January 29, 2014

    Thanks in favor of sharing such a nice thinking, piece
    of writing is good, thats why i have read it completely

  10. Tenancy cleaners London

    January 30, 2014

    This is such a great idea! This kite flying party sounds like a big fun! And the invitations are so cute.

  11. Beatrice Anichini

    January 30, 2014

    Love this stationery! I am wedding planner in Tuscany, Italy… so I will take inspiration from 😉 A marriage is a kind of FLYING 😉

  12. Barbara Bee

    January 30, 2014

    wow, looks wonderful, these bright colors are definitely a antidepression treat on grey winter days!
    Barbara Bee

  13. Crissy

    January 30, 2014

    What font did you use for Kite Flying Day. Love the “y”! Thanks.

    • sally
      • sally
      • February 2, 2014

      Hi Crissy! The font I used for the “Kite Flying Day” is La Portenia de la Boca! xo, sally

  14. Amy Castillo

    January 30, 2014

    Now, those are about the cheeriest thing I’ve seen all winter. I’d make those for a happy any day of the week just because card!

  15. Paulette Leto

    February 2, 2014

    Wow, I never heard of Kite Flying Day, but if someone gave me an invitation like this, I know for sure there’s no way I could pass it up!

  16. Mariella

    February 5, 2014

    This is SO beautiful! I’m definitely trying once winter is over :)

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