With warm weather on the horizon and the county getting an early taste of the summer heat, what better way to play in The BC than at one of the many fun family parks?
April is kite month and this month, Voice of America Park in West Chester welcomes the WGUC Airwaves Kite Fest. Kite Fest is a free, family friendly event featuring tons of room for flying kites, synchronized kite flying teams, kite making for the kids, Cincinnati Zoo animals, tasty snacks, and more.
Kite Fest, sponsored by WGUC and the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, celebrates the magic, wonder, and creativity of kites. The festival will feature simple kites, complex kites, and unique kites. This year, show up to Kite Fest in style with your own handmade kite!
Spend some quality time with your kids this season and help them create their very own kite! This fun and educational art project encourages math, creativity, ingenuity, and problem solving.
Crafting your own kite is simple, inexpensive, and requires very little tools. Your basic diamond kite (think Charlie Brown) only requires:
Colored plastic bags for making sails
Dark garbage bags for tails
Bamboo BBQ skewers
Ruler, pen, and scissors
A smooth flat space to work on
With such minimal supplies, your kids will love building a kite they can bring along to this year’s Kite Fest.
You can learn more about building kites at: www.my-best-kite.com. The website features step-by-step instructions on how to craft all kinds of different kites, photo tutorials, how-to’s, and tip and tricks for making your best kite.
Get crafty and build a cute kite with your kids this year. Don’t forget to grab your camera to catch their work of art in action. If you snap a great photo, post on our Facebook page! We’d love to see your handmade kite!
Kite Fest runs April 14 & 15 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about this year’s WGUC Airwaves Kite Fest, check out our event calendar listing or Kite Fest’s Facebook page and website.
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