Fantastic Kite Design For Kids

by Cathy June
(California, USA)

Max-powered kite

Max-powered kite

I highly recommend the MBK Tiny Tots Diamond kite plan. I have almost no kite flying experience, but the instructions are simple and easy to follow. We made kites for five grandchildren ages 2-6. We pre-cut the kites, tails & sticks then let the kids decorate them with markers. Then we helped them assemble the kites and add the tails. It didn't take too long, they loved making them and they were amazingly easy to fly.

We had no wind to speak of that afternoon, so the kids ran around towing the kites and had a blast. Plus they were tuckered out that evening!

The next day some wind came up and we tried it out again with my 2 year old granddaughter. Once I got it in the air she was able to hold the string and watch it fly for a little while... it takes no skill really. She also loved chasing the tail while I flew it and let it dip down low.

It was a very enjoyable activity... I'm sure we'll try it again. Thank you for sharing this easy kite plan!

Regretfully, I didn't have my camera with me, but I posted an illustration inspired by watching my my grandson fly his kite. That was one very happy Max-powered kite!

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Another 2 Year Old!
by: Tim P.

Thanks for that great contribution Cathy! Well, well, another 2 year old getting into MBK kites... Just like our Aren towing his Tiny Tots Diamond in the video!

Glad the kite-making exercise worked out so well for you all. I guess California is not quite as cold at this time of year as many other regions of the U.S.!

Quite impressed with your sketch - you must be an illustrator?

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Wind Speeds


Light air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
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Gentle breeze
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3    

Moderate breeze
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4    

Fresh breeze
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5    

Strong breeze
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7