large brown paper grocery bag (or paper lunch bag)
several paper ring reinforcements (the kind you use for binder pages - available at any office supply store). You could also substitute masking tape.
school glue or paste
paint, crayons, markers or pencil crayons
crÍpe paper streamers, or plastic bags cut into strips
What you do
Begin by taking the hole punch and making four holes in the top of the paper bag, one in each of the corners. (Fig. 1) Add paper ring reinforcements to the holes, or put a small piece of masking tape over the hole and poke through with a pencil. This will ensure that your holes don't tear.
Next, cut two lengths of string about 30" each.
Tie each of the four string ends through a different hole in the bag. The goal is to create two loops. (Fig. 2)
Next, cut another piece of string, again around 30". Loop this new piece of string through the two loops you created and tie in a knot. This piece of string will become the handle of your kite. (Fig. 3)
You are now ready to decorate the paper bag kite using paint, markers or other art supplies of your choice.
Use paper streamers as kite tails and glue them to the bottom of the paper bag. You can make your own streamers by cutting crÍpe paper into strips. Another nifty streamer idea is to take plastic bags and cut them into strips.
Once the glue and paint are dry, the kite can fly. Hold on tightly to the string handle and run so that the wind catches the kite. When the bag fills with air it will float and flutter behind you. (Add a longer handle string to the kite to make it fly higher in the air.)