Japanese Children’s (Boy’s) Day kites

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We celebrated Japanese Children’s Day this week and made simple paper bag kites.

To set the scene I bought this great cultural exchange booklet from Jojoebi Designs All about Japan for $5 and there are 26 pages of pictures, maps, recipes, activities and real life experiences to share with the children.

I put the pages into sheet protectors in a folder so we could look through it when we wanted to.

The map came straight out of the booklet as it goes so well with the puzzle of Japan.

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Here is how we made our kite…………….

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Draw your design on the kite on both sides of the paper bag.

Punch two holes in the closed end as it is reinforced.

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Thread string through but don’t make it too long or the kites get tangled.

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Use sticky tape to attach streamers, again not too long or the child will end up standing on them and ripping them off.

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For a more traditional look decorate the bag like a carp with big fish eyes and scales. Then fold the paper bag in half and sticky tape the edges together.

Happy days 🙂

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