With summer officially here, playing outside becomes a fun daily adventure. A kite is a fantastic way to play outdoors and also makes an entertaining summer craft. We’ve rounded up 10 creative ways to make this nostalgic summer toy – from cool tetrahedral to colorful confetti kites, simple folded paper kites, or ones kids can fill in with their artistic doodles. Many of these can actually fly high in the sky which makes them a toy worth making.

Have you ever tried making a kite?

Simple Paper Kite (via Inner Child Fun)
This easy paper kite is one kids can make in less than 5 minutes with materials you probably already have in the home.

Tetrahedral Kite (via Instructables)
Make this impressive 10 cell tetrahedral kite that’s an eye-catcher in the sky with some simple materials like straw and wrapping paper.

Confetti Kite (via Parent Savvy)
This vibrant confetti kite is one kids can get hands-on in making and looks so pretty flying high up on the sky.

Decorative Driftwood Kite (via hello, Wonderful)
Go on a nature walk and turn collected finds into a rustic driftwood kite drawn in with the kids’ artwork.

Tyvek Sled Kite (via Babble Dabble Do)
This bright and colorful Tyvek Sled kite with bright streamers would bring a smile to any kid excited to fly it.

Finger Kites (via That Artist Woman)
These cute finger kites are a great way to show off your kids’ art and fun for little hands to hold.

Butterfly Kites (via Creative Jewish Mom)
Use colorful tissue paper to create shapes like these adorable butterfly kites.

Simple Paper Kite (via Made by Joel)
Quite possibly the easiest kite for kids to make and the best part is that it actually flies!

Stained Glass Kites (via Make and Takes)
These lovely decorative kites make sparkly window decorations and are a fun art project for the kids.

Colorful Kites (via Red Ted Art)
Can you believe these gorgeous kites were made by kids? There are endless possibilities here to make your own colorful kite in this simple tutorial.

What are your favorite summer crafts? Take a look at more summer ideas here and fun outdoor activities with the kids!

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