Plastic Kite

Plastic Kite


Ever wondered what you can do with those leftover plastic bags? This traditional type kite is perfect for using those grocery plastic bags that aren’t recyclable and clog up landfills. With a few simple steps you can be on your way to a recyclable kite for those nice, windy days.

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What you will need:

  • A plastic bag or newspaper
  • Two sticks, 1 about 3 feet long and the other about 2.5 feet long
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • String for building and flying kite.
  1. Attach the smaller stick about 10 inches down from the top of the long stick. Secure by wrapping string around both pieces.
  2. Add a notch to both the top and bottom of the vertical long stick and run string from top to bottom around kite.
  3. Lay frame flat on plastic bag and cut around edges leaving enough room to fold over.
  4. Tape plastic edges to inside of kite all along string.
  5. Kite from front side.
  6. Attach a string from bottom (about 6 feet long) and add plastic bows for decoration.


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