Kite Clip Art

Tips To Help You Find The Best!

Looking for kite clip art? Frustrated by not always finding a 'kites' category? Here's the info you need! It's mainly just a matter of going to the right websites and using the search function.

To save you some bother, I've conveniently listed some good sites which provide a variety of great clip art depicting kites. I also give detailed instructions to find and use the site's search function, so it returns only relevant clip-art results.

Although there's plenty of free clip art on the Web, you will find that very little of it is searchable. Hence you can't select out just the kite-related stuff. You will probably have to spend a few dollars to get quality images onto your hard drive. Times have changed!





Some Good Sources Of Kite Clip Art

The images on the listed sites tend to belong to one of the following types...

  • Black and white caricatures
  • Color caricatures on white background
  • Color caricatures on colored backdrops
  • Cartoon-style frames




Site: ShutterStock

How To Search: Click in the large edit box which has an orange button at the right hand end.

  1. Type in 'kite', select Vectors in the drop-down box (which initially says All Images) and click on the orange button.
  2. You can also try the Illustrations selection in the drop-down.

Comments On Available Images:

When I tried it, 45 pages of Vector images came up and 62 pages of Illustrations. However, a small number of these images could not be called kite clipart!




Site: iClipArt

How To Search: There's a search box at the top-center of the Home Page for this site. Click in the box, then type in 'kite' and click the green Go button.

Comments On Available Images:

Last time I looked there were over 320 great-quality images.




Site: CanStockPhoto

How To Search: Near the top of the page, you will find a big white search box...

  1. Click in the search box and type in 'kite'.
  2. Click the light-blue Search button.
  3. In the Image Search section over on the left, check the Illustrations check-box.

Comments On Available Images:

Over 2300 images came up when I last looked.




Site: Foto Search

How To Search: At the top of the page, you will find a block of sample photos, with a large search box on the bottom edge.

  1. Click in the search box and type in 'kite'.
  2. Click on the radio-button called Illustration
  3. Click on the blue Search button to the right of the search box.

Comments On Available Images:

When I last checked, there were over 900 illustrations. The quality is great, however a significant number of photos and irrelevant images pop up here and there. Clicking on each kite clip art image brings up the available resolutions and pricing, starting at $9.




Site: BareWalls

How To Search: Click in the big search box, near the top-center of the Home Page. Then...

  1. Type in 'kites'.
  2. Click on the magnifying-glass symbol.

Comments On Available Images:

When I tried it, over 8000 matches came up. It doesn't appear that any refinement of the search is possible, but there are certainly many great and useful images to be found as you wade through them all.




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This printable e-book takes you step-by-step through making a 119 cm (4 ft) wide Parachute kite. It's not quite that wide in the air since the canopy takes on a distinct curved shape when inflated. This 14-cell kite performs best in moderate to fresh wind speeds. That's 20 to 38 kph or 13 to 24 mph. In gentle winds, this kite will hang in the air at fairly low line angles. In fresh winds, it pulls firmly for it's size, so small kids should only fly it while supervised!

Every kite design in the MBK Soft Series satisfies the following points...

  • Materials are plastic sheet, tape and line – and nothing more!
  • Tools are a ruler, scissors and a marker pen - and nothing more!
  • All cuts are along straight lines.

For the greatest chance of success, I make recommendations regarding the materials. For example, the type/weight of plastic, type/width of tape and line type/strength. Close enough should nearly always be good enough, since the design is well-tested and should be tolerant of small differences from my original.

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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.



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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
Beaufort 2    

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