We love this easy paper kite project from the November issue of Living (page 113 in the magazine). If you're hosting a party or an end of fall picnic, swap out balloons or streamers for these breezy kites. They make for really sophisticated hanging paper decorations and have a big impact when you hang several and varying levels.
All you need is a bit of glue, wooden dowels, kitchen twine and your paper of choice. We used crepe paper (cut into 4 by 1 1/2 inch strips) to create the tail.
They're incredibly lightweight and can lay flat to be stored year after year. Play around with paper and color palette depending on the time of year or what you're celebrating.
Click here for the full how-to which includes a our printable kite template.