Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Kite

 My daughter has been wanting to fly a kite lately so we may have to make this custom kite soon for when the weather gets warmer.  Hurry up Spring!

2 dowell rods (1 long, 1 short)
String or ribbon
Brown paper or a paper bag
Strong tape (ie: duct or reflective)

  • Tie the rods together into a cross shape with the string. Make sure the rods stay centered.
  • Cut out paper kite shape that is an inch or two bigger in diameter than the cross on all sides.
  • Fold down the extra inch or two of paper on each diagonal and secure with tape to create a thick edge.
  • Tape the paper portion of the kite to the cross.
  • Tie a long piece of string to the point where the bars cross, leaving the end attached to the spool.
  • Decorate the front with paint, tape & stickers.

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