I love the crafts and activities at movie premieres and parties. The Mary Poppins Returns after party included a penguin ring toss, caricatures, and a sweet paper kite craft. I made a colorful paper kite and knew it would be the perfect Mary Poppins craft to share with you. Easy crafts are my favorite!
Mary Poppins Party Craft
The prize for playing the penguin toss game as the cute Mary Poppins bow tie. You can see I used it as inspiration when decorating my kite at the party. They had lots of stickers and markers to decorate the kite crafts once you were done making it.
The kite was a little mangled coming back in my luggage, the tail is wrinkly and I lost a few stickers but overall I really thought it was a fun craft. Simple, easy and cute.
Let’s go make a kite!
This is the perfect Mary Poppins craft for everyone to make after watching Mary Poppins Returns in theaters. It’d also make a fun Mary Poppins party activity or as DIY party decorations.
How to make a Mary Poppins Kite Craft
Build a Kite Craft
The best part of this craft is you likely have all of the supplies on hand. If you don’t have wooden dowels, you can always make do with wooden skewers as I did. I grabbed a few from the kitchen and cut off the pointy ends.
How to make a paper kite
Start by folding the top corners of the paper, similar to a basic paper airplane design. You will want to form right angles as they fold down and meet together in the middle.
My longer stick was 12″ and shorter sticks were 8″. To make the shorter dowel, I just cut down on of the longer skewers.
Place the 12″ dowel down the middle of the piece of paper and tape it in place.
Place the 8″ dowel perpendicular across the top of the 12″ dowel. It should sit just below the paper you folded down before. Tape it down as well. This creates the kite frame.
Easy Mary Poppins Craft
Now wrap the piece of string where the wooden dowels meet and tie your kite string on. Carefully tie the paper streamer to the end of the 12″ wood dowel to create the kite tail. The streamer paper is a bit fragile, so I also added a piece of tape over the knot.
Then fold (and tape) the bottom corners of the paper inward to finish the diamond kite design.
Be sure to watch the video at the top of the post if you need help with any of the steps. I know some people are visual learners. You’ll see it’s a really simple craft to create. Keep in mind this is a fun decorative craft and not likely sturdy enough for kite flying in strong winds.
DIY Kite Craft
I loved the bright colored paper but I also made a sweet one using regular white printer paper. You could even recycle an old paper you have lying around and make a newspaper kite.
The party streamer gives it a fun pop of color. Remember you can also decorate the kites with markers and stickers after you’re done making them!
Mary Poppins Kite Craft Supplies
- 8 1/2″ X 11″ color paper
- 8″ and 12″ wooden dowels or bamboo sticks
- long length of string or piece of twine
- paper streamers
Mary Poppins Party Ideas
So gather the supplies and let your kids make a fun paper kite on a rainy/snowy day. Make it extra fun and listen to the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack, it’s fabulous!
I think this paper kite craft would be a fun Mary Poppins party idea for kids of all ages or make them ahead of time and hang the kites as fun DIY party decorations! And if you are looking for a different Mary Poppins craft, check out this adorable kite ornament from As the Bunny Hops!
More Paper Crafts
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- Pirate Spyglass craft using a cardboard tube
- Cardboard guitar craft using a cardboard tube
- How to make a Forky mask using poster board
This post was originally published January 4, 2019.