April 6, 2012

Kites

Last week for Joy School we learned about Kites. I wasn't sure if we would be successful flying kites outside. The day before I came across an idea in a magazine to make rockets that launch out of cups. So we used that idea only did it with kites. It was a big hit with all the kids. This video was a few days later and both girls were still just as excited about them.

 

Essentially you make four 1/2 inch cuts into the top of the cup. Then cut a rubber band and slip the rubber band through the slits you just cut and tie a knot on the ends so they stay in place (forming an X across the opening of the cup). We put tape around the cut so that there weren't any rough edges and to keep the rubber bands from tearing the slit further. Then you push the cup down onto another one of the same size and let go and it will fly.

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  1. I'm having a hard time figuring out how you did this but it would be so cool for using with some of my speech preschoolers. Can you give me more pictures and a tutorial? Or where you found the idea? -Tawnia

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