Making Box Kites

6 Tested Box Kites to Make,
From Small to HUGE

Hi! I'm Tim Parish, a self-confessed "kite nut" who has researched many designs over the years—and made box 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 when making box kites.

Even using cheap garden-bag plastic results in fine-looking kites. See those inflight shots of them all, down below. But of course, you can use any colored plastic you like. See the tetra! Ripstop nylon cloth/tape or Tyvek cloth/tape can be substituted as well.

The MBK 1-Skewer Box kite.1-Skewer Box

The MBK 2-Skewer Box kite.2-Skewer Box

The MBK 10-Cell Skewer Tetrahedral kite.10-Cell Skewer Tetrahedral
The MBK Dowel Box (gentle to moderate winds).Dowel Box (moderate)

The MBK Dowel Box kite (moderate to fresh winds).Dowel Box (fresh)

The MBK Multi-Dowel Box kite.Multi-Dowel Box

With this book, you're set to fly in all but the lightest winds.

In gentle breezes of 12 kph (8 mph) and up into the moderate range, the Dowel Box (moderate) will do nicely. For somewhat fresher breezes and even quite strong wind, any of the other designs are worth a try. You won't be stuck at home too often!

The 6 Box Kites You Can Make:

  • The 1-Skewer and 2-Skewer Box. Made from thin 30 cm (12 in.) bamboo skewers, these kites are relatively small but fly over a good range of wind speeds. Very cheap materials.
  • The 10-Cell Skewer Tetrahedral. Lots of spars but inexpensive thanks to the use of bamboo skewers. A real eye-catcher in the air! Flies steady in stiff winds.
  • The Dowel Boxes. Larger box kites built with oak dowel that have overlapping wind ranges. Out at the field, try the Fresh Wind Box first. If it has trouble staying up, just pull out the Moderate Wind Box instead. Both designs are 1.2 m (4 ft.) long.
  • The Multi-Dowel Box. A seriously large box kite at 2.4 m (8 ft.) long for seriously great flying fun! Watch as it effortlessly soars around at high angles on 400 feet of line.
Tim flying a the 2-Skewer Box kite.

This book should prove to be a handy kite-making reference for a long time to come. I hope it returns its value back to you, many times over.

In addition to basic construction and flying info for making box kites, this e-book also provides:

  • Construction details for making the Dowel Series kites transportable, so they can be rolled up into a slim package and taken anywhere. Even the huge Multi-Dowel box kite packs down to just 1.2 m (4 ft.) long.
  • Tips for rigging and de-rigging if you choose to make the kites transportable.

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.

If the very cheap tools are not at hand already, it's easy to find something like a pair of scissors in a store. In fact, a supermarket would probably have everything except the hacksaw. Most items would be easy to borrow if required.

Even the knot tying is explained, step by step. You'll soon know them all, and they will definitely come in handy for future projects.

See Them Flying

In the video below, see my Dowel Box (moderate wind version) in flight:

This next video shows the giant Multi-Dowel Box soaring smoothly on just enough breeze:

You Get All This in "Making Box Kites":

  • 124 pages of single-line box-kiting goodness!
  • 6 box-kite designs, covering a wide range of wind speeds from gentle through to fresh.
  • More than 170 illustrative photographs, many of them closeups.
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions for the Skewer and Dowel designs. Detailed plans, diagrams, and hints for the Multi-Dowel Box.
  • Detailed 3-view plans for all except the tetra.
  • A detailed and clickable Table of Contents.
  • Appendices for Knot Tying, Making A Winder, and more. Hence the instructions are rather complete.

You'll be making box kites in no time!

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 Have fun making box kites!