iLovetoCreate Dragon Kite, Rock On Kite & Super Power Kites

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by Cheryl Ball, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Dragon Kite, Rock On Kite & Super Power Kites

DIY kites! So cool!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed for neither the tacky glue to set nor the dimensional fabric paint to dry.
    Download and print project template before starting. Depending on the size of your kite(s), you may need to adjust the size of the template(s) and amount of cardstock needed.
  • 2
    Dragon Kite:
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
    Place kite on work surface. Fold plastic center divider over to one side then cover plastic divider and entire side of kite it is laying on with paper towels.
    The design on kite needs to be covered with Green tissue paper. Spray uncovered side with an even coat of tacky glue following label instructions. Place a sheet of tissue paper, with straight edge along center spine of kite, over sprayed surface and smooth with fingers. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing. Tear smaller sections of tissue paper to fit remainder of side, making sure entire surface is covered. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Remove paper towels from covered side, flip over plastic center section and cover plastic center and tissue paper side with paper towels. Repeat step to cover remaining side with tissue. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Carefully peel kite from tablecloth then use scissors to trim excess tissue paper from around kite.
    Tear three different colors of Green cardstock (Primary Green, Green Bean and Light Green) into small 2 irregular shapes then spray with tacky glue and place on top of kite. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing. Trace and cut patterns from the Dragon Kite template in the quantities and colors indicated. Place several layers of newspaper on work surface. Place smaller cutouts on newspaper and hold in place with skewer to keep from flying away. Spray pieces with tacky glue adhesive then press in place. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Cut tail sections from Primary Green cardstock. Spray tacky glue along one edge and press onto other to create long tail. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Spray and press small torn sections of Primary Green, Green Bean and Light Green cardstock onto tail. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Place tail where shown, overlapping about 2 inch underneath body of kite. Use pushpin to make hole through both layers then insert Green brad from the primary pack of brads into hole, pressing tines apart to hold in place. Add two more Green brads on each side of spine.
  • 3
    Rock On Kite:
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
    Place kite on work surface. Fold plastic center divider over to one side then cover plastic divider and entire side of kite it is laying on with paper towels.
    The design on kite needs to be covered with Silver mylar paper. Spray uncovered side with an even coat of tacky glue following label instructions. Place a sheet of mylar paper, with straight edge along center spine of kite, over sprayed surface and smooth with fingers. Cut smaller sections of mylar paper to fit remainder of side, making sure entire surface is covered. Wait for the tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Remove paper towels from covered side, flip over plastic center section and cover plastic center and tissue paper side with paper towels. Repeat step to cover remaining side with tissue. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Carefully peel kite from tablecloth then use scissors to trim excess mylar paper from around kite.
    Trace and cut patterns from the Rock On Kite template in the quantities and colors indicated. Place smaller cutouts on newspaper and hold in place with skewer to keep from flying away. Spray piece with adhesive then press in place. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Create strings on guitar with Slick Black dimensional fabric paint. Start flow of paint on paper towel using even pressure on bottle for a smooth line. Detail guitar as shown. Let one side dry, flip over plastic center section then add guitar strings to other side of the guitar. Let dry.
    Trace, cut out and glue tail sections together with spray, then spray and press music notes in place.
    Place tail where shown, overlapping about 2 inch underneath body of kite. Use pushpin to make hole through both layers then insert Silver brad from the metallic pack into hole, pressing tines apart to hold in place. Attach tail to kite with two Silver brads on each side of spine.
  • 4
    Super Power Kite:
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
    Place kite on work surface. Fold plastic center divider over to one side then cover plastic divider and entire side of kite it is laying on with paper towels.
    Cover kite with Blue tissue paper. Spray uncovered side with an even coat of tacky glue following label instructions. Place a sheet of tissue paper, with straight edge along center spine of kite, over sprayed surface and smooth with fingers. Wait for glue to set before continuing. Tear smaller sections of tissue paper to fit remainder of side, making sure entire surface is covered. Wait for tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Remove paper towels from covered side, flip over plastic center section and cover plastic center and tissue paper side with paper towels. Repeat step to cover remaining side with tissue.
    Carefully peel kite from tablecloth then use scissors to trim excess tissue paper from around kite.
    Trace and cut patterns from the Super Power Kite template in the quantities and colors indicated. Then spray and press in place onto top of kite as shown. Allow tacky glue to set before continuing. Place several layers of newspaper on work surface. Place smaller cutouts on newspaper and hold in place with skewer to keep from flying away. Spray piece with adhesive then press in place. Allow tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Trace and cut kite tail from Primary Red cardstock, spray and glue sections together. Allow tacky glue to set before continuing.
    Place tail where shown, overlapping about 2 inch underneath body of kite. Use pushpin to make hole through both layers then insert Red brad from the primary pack into hole, pressing tines apart to hold in place. Connect in place with two Red brads on each side of spine.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • 2 Cans of Aleene's Crystal Clear Acid Free Tacky Spray Adhesive 11 oz. 104148368 (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Solid White Kite (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Bamboo Skewers or Chopsticks (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Paper Towels (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Push Pins (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Plastic Tablecloth (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Pencil (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Scissors (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Ruler (Dragon Kite and Rock On Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embellish It 8 mm Brads Primary 104829325 (only Dragon Kite and Super Power Kite)
  • 5 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Primary Green 104059203 (3 for the Dragon Kite and 2 for the Super Power Kite)
  • 3 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Midnight 104059156 (1 for the Dragon Kite and 2 for the Rock On Kite)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 10 pc. 20 inch x 26 inch Green 104127645 (only Dragon Kite)
  • 2 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Snowcap 104059198 (only Dragon Kite)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Embellish It 8 mm Brads Metallic 104829331 (only Rock on Kite)
  • Silver mylar paper Paper (only Rock On Kite)
  • 3 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Light Blue 104059247 (only Rock On Kite)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Primary Blue 104059232 (only Rock On Kite)
  • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Slick Black 104130867 (only Rock On Kite)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 12 pc. 20 inch x 26 inch Blue 104127655  (only Super Power Kite)
  • 2 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Primary Red 104059224 (only Super Power Kite)
  • 2 Sheets of Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Primary Yellow 104059199 (only Super Power Kite)
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