Fantastic Kite Design For Kids
by Cathy June
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!
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)