Kite Making - Simplest Guidelines
To be honest I had never before last week had ever made a kite by myself. Even when I was a kid I used to find it hard to make one for myself.
So when I saw my son making an imitation of a kite I was embarrassed to give him a hand because I knew I would not be able to give any help. After work the following day I checked on the Internet to see how I could make a kite.
I bumped on to this site and went through this step by step procedure. I could not wait as I got all the advised accessories and dashed home.
The following day after picking him from school we made the kite with my son following the steps. I was honest enough to tell him that this would be the first kite I would be making. I also assured him that nevertheless it would fly no matter what.
And for sure it did fly. It was a wonderful moment for my son and myself too.
Making Tim's Tiny Tots Diamond Kite
by May Parish
All from a blue plastic shopping bag.
I was asked by my hubby - Tim, to 'test out' his kite-making instructions on the page. My first thought was - 'gosh.. how long will it take me?' ('cos I've seen his other kite-making instructions which were very detailed with lots of specifications to follow).
To my surprise, it was VERY EASY! I followed the instructions and finished making the kite in 35 minutes. I was telling him that with enough practice, it will probably take me only 15 mins.
The only 'tricky steps' I encountered were:
- trying to make a hole in the plastic to poke the string through for securing the two skewers. I tried to use the scissors but was afraid to make the hole too big. I should have just used the tip of the skewer which I cut off earlier but I got a needle and made the hole instead.
- tying the knot to secure the piece of string that I wound round the cross-section of the skewers.
To conclude, I must admit that I've enjoyed making the kite. It was even more satisfying to see that it flew so well! What a success - Tim's instructions for kite-making and my kite-making effort!
It was a perfect kite
by Dean Seton
I am 13 years old and wanted to do something fun with my 3 year old brother so I decided to make a kite. After looking at several rubbish websites I found this one, printed the instructions for the Tiny Tots Diamond kite and me, my mum and brother had it up and flying perfectly in no time.
It really is the perfect child's kite and is so easy to make and fly. Definitely 'MY BEST KITE'
I made this for a school compitition and I won. It was the fastest and flew the longest.
T.P. - I wouldn't normally accept such a short submission. But in this case, I made an exception. :-) Congratulations!
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Sail The Blue
by Aylia Lambert
(BHM, AL, USA)
I watched the dragon kites with colorful tails on the beach at Todds Point in Greenwich CT...
Remembering the time my aunt helped us make kites from newspapers and flour paste, salvaged string and torn-up sheets for tails.
We took the materials out on the lawn and soon the whole neighborhood was involved.
We had about an acre of ground down the hill from my grandmother's and it was alive with flying kites of every color!
E-book special of the month (25% off)...
The Roller is a WW2 vintage design which is quite well known among more experienced kite enthusiasts. With it's upper and lower sails, this design has an attractive aircraft-like appearance in the air. This MBK version excels in light winds.
If you have made Diamonds before, this kite takes a little more time to make. With the help of my instructions, it's still do-able by a beginner.
Get the e-book for making the MBK Dowel Roller kite. After making your first one in plastic and seeing how it performs, you can try soft Tyvek or rip-stop nylon for your next build.
This Roller takes advantage of any rising air that happens to come by. By substituting a slightly wider diameter vertical spar, the kite remains comfortable right to the top of the Moderate wind range. Tail(s) are entirely optional, but may be added for looks.
The e-book is a PDF file - which means printable instructions to refer to while you make the kite. It also means convenient off-line access if that suits you better.
Feb 15, 17 08:00 AM
This previously published page is a basic-level discussion of what the towing point is, on any kite.