Hi! I'm Tim Parish, a 50+ 'kite nut' who has researched many designs over recent years. And made quite a few kites of my own, of course.
It's been a lot of fun testing and refining these designs so that you too can have plenty of enjoyment and success. Whether winds are light or a bit fresh, there's a kite to suit.
(NOTE: MBK Skewer Kites are made from thin 12" bamboo skewers, which come in packs of 100. The Metric size is 300mm long x 3mm thick. The biggest kites do best with 4mm skewers.)
Why buy this downloadable book? In a word - convenience...
And this is what one satisfied customer had to say...
"Not only do the kites fly ... yours are also the clearest instructions I have found."
- Brenda (CA, USA)
Click here to buy the e-book for all these Skewer kites.
Or, click here for the full collection of my kiting e-books. Since it covers so many kites, this represents the very best value per project.
There they all are, in order, over there on the right...
Scroll down past the bottom of this page to see a photo of every kite in flight...
This book should prove to be a handy kite-making reference for a long time to come. I hope it returns it's value back to you, many times over!
Cheap materials keep the costs way down. What's more, most of the 'tools' are probably lying around your house somewhere already! Nothing fancy is required, believe me.
All the knot-tying is explained, step by step. You'll soon learn them, and they will definitely come in handy for future projects.
Do these kites really fly that well? Don't take my word for it. See what others say...
Delta) This is my second MBK kite - the first was a 2 skewer diamond.
... it flew extremely well in winds ranging from nothing to about 3 kph,
almost overflying on several occasions. ... All in all, a great light
wind kite. It's just a pity sunset ended the session!"
- Trevor (WA, Australia)
Rokkaku) ... What a brilliant little kite! It went up with ease in 3 to
5 km/hr breeze, and stayed there, then flew for hours as the wind meter
gradually built up to an average 10 kph. Came back down into my hand
after hitting 400 feet effortlessly and hanging there seemingly
- Peter (NSW, Australia)
Dopero) ... Once again a few wobbles, then at about 15 feet, in cleaner
air, up it shot. All the line was out in what felt like half a second
and was probably closer to 20, with the kite pulling strongly and
evenly, then with all the line out it climbed almost straight overhead.
... Thanks, Tim, for another great kite."
- Trevor (WA, Australia)
Roller) Grand-kids and I had a lot of fun building this Roller. ... Did
it fly? Why of course we have not had any of the kites that I built
from this site not fly. Thanks to Tim for such good plans. And the
amount of work that he must do to keep it all updated."
- Ron (AK, USA)
Sled) My wife and I are Leaders for our local scout group. ... I found
'My Best Kite' and picked the Sled kite. It was very easy to make, all
our cubs managed it in less than an hour. ... Every single Sled kite
flew perfect first time and the kids really enjoyed it!"
- James (England)
Diamond) This kite flew quite well. As you can gather from the name, it
was easy to make. I would recommend the 1-Skewer Diamond to any person
who doesn't have experience with kite making."
- Sara (TX, USA)
Delta) I found MBK and decided to make the 1-Skewer Delta. I used 3
very thin skewers ... and really thin garbage bags. ... Turns out, all I
had to do was a really light walk, the Delta kite flew up into the air
right above me where it managed to find it's own breeze. Had a blast!"
- Chris (QLD, Australia)
The above e-book provides a lot of building and flying fun for the money.
But what if you need to cover the whole range - from very small 'kids kites' right through to huge kite designs for adults? ...
The "MBK Book Bundle" is the complete collection of my kiting e-books. And it does represent the best value for money, too.
You've got nothing to lose, since I do offer a money-back guarantee on all downloadable products.
Valid for 60 days, after purchase.
"Every new kite is an adventure"
Get step-by-step instructions and more, for all these designs when you download the e-book...
Tiny Tots Diamond