There is a warm wind blowing today.
After discovering that isn't nearly as cold outside as it looks, I remembered a fun project from a couple of years ago... Kites!!
On to it, then!
You'll need paper (the lighter in weight the better), barbecue skewers, tape, a small piece of cardboard, string, and something for a tail - we are using surveyor's tape (from the hardware store), but you could use strips of really light plastic (cut from a plastic bag), if you like.Choose your paper.
Fold it in half.
While it's still folded in half, make a second fold.
Fold back one edge (along the same line, only folding it backwards) to see your kite shape. To make the spine of the kite, crease the middle, and tape the length of the opened fold.
Cut the skewer to the width of your kite, corner to corner.
Tape down the skewer.
Turn the kite back over, and crease the fold back and forth on both sides so the flap stands up, and is not leaning to one side to act as a rudder (otherwise it will just spin).
Punch a hole in the flap, at about the 1/3 point of the kite.
Wrap your string around a piece of cardboard (taping the end or tying it on is a good idea).
Put a paper reinforcer over your hole, if you like, and tie on your string. To keep it attached to your kite, you may want to tape down the short end to keep the knot from coming undone.
Tape on six to 10 feet of your surveyor's tape or cut plastic for your tail.