Well, we are moving through the school holidays at quite a speed. It is the first school holiday that I have not been pregnant or b/feeding so its quite nice to have a bit of energy. (only a bit, though!)
We have been able to do some of those projects you imagine doing when waiting for the holidays to start. I have 2 boys and they love making things. I have to pick projects carefully though as they like practical things to make. Something they can use or play with. It has to be a project that gives quick results so I try to prepare things beforehand as much as possible.
We had a lovely afternoon making and flying a kite. I found a lovely kite shape that is easy to copy, used an old bed sheet, a couple of pea canes and string. I used kite tails from another kite. I had the kite shape pre cut but my 8year old did most of the rest. Both boys found the kite easy to fly but it did seem to involve them running to the other side of the field and me hauling the (nearly) 2 year old over the field to catch up with them.
I have written a tutorial for it here.
This is my first tutorial so treat it kindly! It is not an exact pattern, its more of a suggestion. We decorated ours with felt tip pens as it is not meant to be a kite for keeping just an afternoons activity. It would be quite easy to adapt so that it could be made for keeping. The holes in the kite can be altered to adapt the kite for different wind conditions but it takes a greater mind than mine to work all that out!
Hope you have as much fun with it as we did!