During summers, a favourite pastime among most children is flying a kite. It is so much fun, especially on a windy day. What better than this could be making their own kites and sending them soaring high into the clouds. It may sound complicated but it’s so much easy to make one that is good looking and is able to fly. Taking about kites brings me thoughts about the beautiful kites flown during some biggest kite festivals in the world. One such extraordinary kites pattern is observed in Mayan Kites. In this post, we shall explore some easy Kite patterns and Mayan Kites inspired craft for kids.
In India, the International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) is regarded as one of the biggest Kite festivals. Months before the festival, the homes in Gujarat begin to manufacture some amazing kites for the festival. There are also, various teams who come from various parts of the world as gigantic kites need an army to flight. They showcase their talent and display their work on art on the kites, Today we are exploring the extraordinary patterns of Mayan Kites inspired craft for kids let’s know a little bit about Mayan culture through the Sumpango Giant kite festival.
Mayan culture through Sumpango Giant kite festival
November and December are known to be the windiest months in and around Guatemala. They are also the months that are characterized by kites, pastries and coffee. Every year, November 1 marks the “Day of the Dead” in Guatemala and is celebrated by many with visits to the cemetery, with flowers and food. Sumpango is known to celebrate this festive day with some majestic colourful, giant kites depicting social, environmental and political issues.
Mayan Kites inspired craft for kids
Here is how one can make a kid-size version of the gigantic Mayan kites.
1. Cut the flap off a large envelope and open it to its full width by cutting along its bottom edge and one of its side edges.
2. On the side of the envelope which is unprinted, place a plate or any circular thing. Trace the sides around the circle with a pencil.
3. Remove the circle and draw another circle 2 inches outside the first one. In the end, cut the largest circle.
4. Draw few concentric circles on the unprinted side of the envelope side using a compass/any circular shapes.
5. Paint a design with acrylic paint and allow it to dry before adding more details
6. Once the paper is completely dry, secure it safely on a table and cut half-inch fringes on the outside edge.
You may also explore some amazing kite making ideas here
There are various possible ways to explore and create this Mayan kites inspired craft and kites for kids. Hope this post has motivated you enough to make your own version of making kites with your child today! Follow #TnM_Activites for many such ideas on Instagram @tuggu.n.mommy and Facebook @tuggunmommy
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