Kites are as challenging to make as they are to fly. This kite is sure to provide hours of fun. SuppliesStringRibbonPaper punchClear adhesive tapeButcher paperDowel stickScissorsMarkers, crayons, colored pencils etc for decorative purposes. How to Build the Kite1.
Sketch a symmetrical kite shape (like a diamond) on a large sheet of butcher paper, newspaper, or heavy wrapping paper with a marker. 2. With the scissors, cut out the kite. Be sure to cut a small triangular vent, also, so your kite can fly.
3. Decorate kite as desired4. Reinforce the edges of your kite with wide adhesive tape, so it wont tear. 5. Securely tape two thin round dowel sticks in place. One stick goes from top to bottom, the other goes from side to side on your kite.
Reinforce the two points on the side flaps with more tape. 6. Decorate the dowel sticks with gift-wrap ribbons. 7. Use a paper punch to punch string holes in the kites side corners, about a thumb width inside the taped areas.
Attach hole reinforces on both sides of the paper8. Tie an arm-length piece of string through each of the holes punched in the corners. Tie their open ends together. 9. Attach the tie the ends of those strings to your long kite string.
Once you are finished with your kite, take outside and enjoy. Remember do not fly kites over or near electric power lines, trees, buildings, radio-TV antennae, spectators, moving traffic, within 5 miles of an airport, or more than 400 ft high. Fly in an open area. Never fly a kite in extremely high wings, in thunderstorms, with wire, wet twine, metallic string or cord containing any conductive or metallic materials whatsoever.
Do not try to recover from electric power lines or other high or dangerous places. We cant all be Benjamin Franklin after all. .