Did you know that “tako（たこ）” in Japanese means both “octopus” AND “kite”?
Japanese kite coloring page HERE.
HERE are instructions for a very simple kite you can make with your children.
If you are REALLY ambitious and crafty, you can try making a “real” kite by following the instructions HERE (by Windlove.net).
Here’s what a Kite Festival（たこあげたいかい） looks like in Japan: