3D Hanging Paper Kite

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

Hello, campers! Ready to soar up in the clouds? With this fun 3D construction paper kite, the sky's the limit. Grab your favorite colors of construction paper, and let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need to make this craft:

 Project Difficulty: Beginner


  • 4 Sheets of Construction Paper
  • 1 Sheet of White Paper from the Paint Set
  • Washable Liquid Glue
  • Washable Glue Stick
  • Kid-Safe Scissors
  • Erasable Colored Pencil

Additional Supplies:



  1. Print out the kite template and cut it out.
  2. Place the template onto the red construction paper. 
  3. Trace along the kite template using an erasable colored pencil. 
  4. Draw four total kite templates.  
  5. Cut out the red construction paper kites. Set aside for now. 
  6. Take the kite template and place it on the cardboard piece. 
  7. Trace along the kite template using the erasable colored pencil. 
  8. Cut out the kite shape from the cardboard. 
  9. Next, glue the front of the cardboard kite and place the red construction paper kite on top. Press down. 
  10. Take the red construction paper kites and fold in half. 
  11. Glue one side of the folded kite and place glue side down on the cardboard base. 
  12. On the other side of the kite paper, place glue and press the next folded red construction paper down. 
  13. Continue to place glue and press the next folded red construction paper down until there are no more pieces left. 
  14. Once all the red construction paper kite pieces are glued together, set aside for now.
  15. Cut small rectangles out of all the construction paper sheets. Approximately 2-3" x 1". 
  16. Fold all three rectangles in half, like a hotdog.  
  17. Next, take the yarn and wrap it around one of the construction paper rectangles. 
  18. Tie off the construction paper rectangle. 
  19. Tie off the other two construction paper rectangles, leaving a little space in between each rectangle. 
  20. Place a liquid glue dot on the end of the yarn. 
  21. Place the cardboard construction paper kite onto the glue dot. 
  22. Decorate the kite with glitter glue. 
  23. Let the glitter glue dry completely before you play with it.

We hope you enjoyed this Camp Craft Box project! Parents, share your child’s craft on the Camp Craft Box Facebook Group. Don’t forget to tag @crayola and @craftboxgirls and use the hashtag #CampCraftBox if you share your child's projects on social media. 


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