Parade Kite Workshop

Join toy-maker and award winning D&T teacher Paul Gionis of Timebubble Toys to make a flying sun and Icarus figure.

In Greek mythology, Icarus and his inventor father Daedalus attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings constructed from feathers and wax. Join Paul and learn how to make a parade kite out of cardboard and a fishing line inspired by this Greek myth! Timebubble Toys are creators of cartoon style wooden toy kits and T-shirts which tread lightly on the environment.

You will need:

  • – Masking tape
  • – Glue stick
  • – Scissors
  • – Pen and pencil
  • – Lots of cardboard
  • – Toilet roll inner
  • – 5 elastic bands
  • – Plastic clothes hanger
  • – A white pillowcase
  • – A Pizza base/large card circle
  • – Bright fabric paint / acrylic paint
  • – Bamboo sticks / Garden cane
  • – Tent poles
  • – Roughly 75cm in length of garden hose
  • – String
  • – A couple of milk containers


Have fun! And don’t forget to send us your creations – email us at or tag us and use #FirstLightFromHome on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share your parade kite!