Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Craft Project: Miniature Boy's Day Kites

Happy Boy's Day everyone! In honor of the Japanese holiday I decided to make some miniature boy's day kites to hang from a pencil. They're super simple to make and require just a few materials.

Supplies:
Fish template
Pencil
Scissors
Thread
One Brass Tack
Double stick tape or glue

Right click, copy, save, and print out fish on basic white printer paper. Fishes should be about one and half inches in length. Cut out fishes.

Place double stick tape (or glue) on the back of each fish. Place string on top of tape. Place matching fish on top of string.

Place thumb tack half way into the pencil eraser. Tie all fishes to the tack. Trim loose ends.

Push tack all the way down. You now have a miniature Boy's Day Fish Kite on a pole (pencil).

Anyone else celebrating Boy's Day?

17 comments:

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Very cute! My daughter's preschool celebrated today with pickled radishes, koi kites (not as cute as yours), and paper hats. :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Oh my gosh, smaller is always cuter. Those are great! I wanted to make something for Boy's day, but I didn't... these will be fun.

Avlor said...

Absolutely darling! My fam and I will make making these tonight!

Drea said...

I love them! I think I'll make some for my nephews!

Pallot said...

I have a big one from japan...i just had no idea when boy's day was.

Christy said...

oohhh this is so cute! i think i'll make some for my nephew. thank you!

Jessica said...

YAY! Thank you so much for posting these! I'm going to be making them all day and putting them all over haha :)

Susan Yuen said...

Those are so cute!

Miho said...

Very cute idea for boys day.

I'll have to try it with other cut outs!

ILikePaperCutting said...

Jessica, another brilliant idea that I always adore. May I know how do you create the template for people to download the visual and print? I wanted to use it to showcase my paper cutting folding & cutting tutorials.

*Ana* said...

I love this blog. Your proyects are amazing!

Lisa U said...

Cute! I made cupcakes with little carp flags and took them to work. =)

babalisme said...

It's May 5th right? Kodomo no hi if I am not mistaken. I don't know, but I think only Japan celebrates boy/girl day.

Lovely inspiration as always!

Jolijou said...

thanks for sharing this! my boy will love it!
xxx andrea

ashley sue said...

so adorable, and a great idea!

*~kAy~* said...

Thanks for sharing the fish template! You're so creative!

Anne said...

L'attache sur le crayon est astucieuse !
anne

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