Kite Crafts

Have a go at a kite craft, inspired by the ideas below. We've got a Chinese themed kite as well as some koinobori (goldfish) kites from Japan...

Carp Kite Craft

Carp Kite Craft

Carp kite, or koinobori, are kites in the shape of carp fish, which are hung outside houses by families on Children's Day in Japan. In Japanese the carp stands for strength and courage.

Chinese Kite Craft

Chinese Kite Craft

Chinese kites are a symbol of the New Year and we made ours appropriate by choosing red, a lucky colour, and painting Chinese dragons on them!

Goldfish Kite Craft

Goldfish Kite Craft

We didn't intend this goldfish kite craft to fly - but the kids will have fun putting it together and it looks spectacular in a Chinese New Year display!

Origami Carp Kite

Origami Carp Kite

On Children's Day in Japan, families hang out an array of colourful carp kites to symbolize their children growing up healthy, determined and strong.

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