Family Kite Making…a great ingredient for your holiday recipes

kite making for the holidays

The holidays are coming and you are probably scurrying around finding ingredients, supplies, gifts, making lists and checking them twice. After you plan your menu, you might want to consider what to do to keep people happy while you’re assembling or preparing. It’s also good to plan what to do after the meal is consumed and food put away. Some, not all, like football games; some, not all, want to take a walk; some, not all, want to rest. For those not in those categories, you might want to consider having a friend and family kite making and kite flying activity. This covers all generations, whether they be family and/or friends. It’s a terrific inter-generational experience!

Family Kite Making–Part of Your Holiday Trip or Take Our Kite Kit on the Road

If you are going away for the holidays, consider using our kite making kits as a great activity during the vacation. If the weather is not good, the group can assemble and decorate the kite kits. You can hold most beautiful, ugliest, funniest kite contests. Weather improves and you have a beautiful day to take the newly made kites outdoors to fly. The kites make for a wonderful memory of a great family or friend get-together. You will only need to take our kit and provide  tape, scissors and decorating items such as permanent markers. Pre-cut sticks and kite string wrapped around plastic handles come with the kit. I would also recommend your taking (or asking us to include in the order) newspaper bags for bringing the finished kite home. The kites fold up for ease in transport.

No matter how you are celebrating the winter holidays, kite making and kite flying can make the celebrations better.

Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To purchase any of our products, please check out our store to order your kite kits!

Kite Making+Kite Flying+Autumn Winds=Great Fall Fun

Group flying the 'Fly Me Kite' kits they made in kite making activity

Autumn is the perfect time to fly your kite: a gorgeous backdrop of multicolored trees, crisp smells of Fall, nice, steady winds. All you need to do is make a quick and easy kite so your time is spent flying during this glorious season.   Kite making and kite flying become the activities that encourage you to be outside with friends, family or just yourself.

Autumn Kite Flying Festivals

Others must think this is a wonderful season for kite making.  The internet lists lots of kite festivals and events all over the country, all over the world, depending upon the season. Put in key phrases such as kite festivals near whatever location you want and/or best places to fly kites near whatever location you want.  It’s amazing what will turn up for your keyword search. An example is the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI which is a veterans’ celebration on Treasure Island FL on Nov.12-13. Many kite clubs have monthly kite flies. Visit the American Kitefliers Association site for a listing of kite flying events.

Kite Making Ahead of Event

It is much easier to make your kites ahead of the event instead of on the field. An easy way to carry your own homemade kite is to slide it, rolled up, into a plastic newspaper bag. To roll it easily, remove the tape that fastens the kite spar (stick) across your kite sail, place the dowel on top of the sail and roll up the kite around the stick. If the kite has a tail, (like our Sled or Malay Bird kits) fold the tail on to the top of the sail and place the kite stick on top of that. Then roll up the kite. Slide the folded kite into a plastic newspaper bag and carry it easily to the flying field. We recommend bringing extra tape to the field in case a dowel pops out or kite string separates from the sail.

Student DIY kite making activity

Celebrate this gorgeous season with others as you make and fly kites together!

Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!


Spring and National Kite Month (the whole month of April) made me think about how much making and flying your own kite bring so much fun into your life. Usually many articles about Spring feature a kite somewhere in the text or graphic. This time of year just beckons us outside.  Could be the warmer weather, more daylight, the sounds and smells of Spring; whatever, we just want to be outdoors. Kite flying is one way to celebrate the new season. Creating your own kite makes the celebration more special. As you watch your handiwork play in the wind, you have to be really proud of yourself–a big pat on your back!

Spring and kites make kite making and kite flying a perfect theme for a spring birthday party. Regardless of the age (best above 5), there is a kite pattern that will turn a birthday party into a great day of memories.  Here is a great example of how kite making turns into a successful kids’ birthday party: The kite making and kite flying are the perfect party activity (aside from eating the dessert) and the kite becomes the perfect party favor to take home. The invitation in the shape of a kite sets the tone and the excitement; the kite making and kite flying provide the action and fun of seeing your own handiwork actually fly. All this to be finished  by a great piece of birthday cake in the shape of a kite. There are many kite dessert  and invitation ideas on Pinterest; just be specific in your search. kiteparty5

Since many of us have a shortage of free time, we tend to buy ready-to-use, ready-made, good-to-go products. That concept works well when we are pressed for time. But, there is a huge advantage  and an important life skill in learning how to follow instructions, (think swing set and Ikea). This is where the whole is so much better than the sum of its parts. There are jokes about not reading instructions unless all else fails, but there is a wonderful, satisfying sense of you putting something together and have it work! Kite making is one of those gratifying, self-worth experiences. “I did it myself!”

To celebrate National Kite Month, host a party for one or for many, then make and fly a kite.  Definitely, your spirits will soar!

Kites…on a Roll® brings together kids of all ages. We offer easy to make and easy to fly kites, the perfect group activity. Kids of all ages love our kites! To order any number of our kits, please check out our store!