I feel like blasting a trumpet "TOOT TO TOOOOOOT!!" We just made the best darn kite EVER! I've made all different kinds of kites with children over the years, and this is, hands down, the easiest and most successful...the best darn kite EVER! It's the perfect first kite for a small child...but you don't need to have a kid around...I had so much fun with it myself and I'm...well a grown-up, kind of! So go run and get the supplies; they should be right here in your house already. All you need is 10-minutes and a little open space to run...have fun, and bring it along wherever you roam this weekend!
Supplies for one kite:
- sheet of 8 1/2"x11" paper (I used bright colored printing paper)
- markers for optional decorating
- 8"bamboo BBQ shishkabob stick (skewer)
- a plastic grocery bag
- scotch tape
- 6-10 feet of string
- scissors and a hole punch
- 1"x 3" piece of cardboard for winding string
1. Decorate paper and then fold in half to get 8 1/2"x 5 1/2".
2. Fold along a diagonal: 1/2 inch from fold at the top and 3 inches from the fold at the bottom.
3. Fold back one side to form the kite shape and place a piece of tape along the fold line.
4. Place skewer from one end to another and tape well.
5. Cut a inch wide spiral out of your grocery bag...6-10 feet long. Tape it to the bottom of the kite.
6.Flip kite onto it's back (flat side with skewer) and fold front flap back and forth until it stand up straight.
7. Punch hole in the front flap about a 1/3 of the way down from the top.
8.Tie one end of string to the hole and wind the other end onto the cardboard string winder.
For additional info on these kites or instructions for making them for a class/group, click here.
You're all set... hold the kite up for launching and run several yards with your child to get it going. We didn't even need a breezy day to get our kite up in the air...yippee!
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