Sled Kite Making - Kept 20 Kids Happy!
by James Popejoy
My wife and I are Leaders for our local scout group. She is The Cub Leader, and has been running the Air Activities badge. As the construction portion she wanted to make kites, so I set to work finding out how.
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. We used sticky tape, large plastic bags and some rather thin dowel taken from a woodern blind! To make things easier on us, we precut the dowel to 12", cut open the bags into sheets and made cardboard templates to save time with all that boring measuring!
Every single Sled kite flew perfect first time and the kids really enjoyed it! They also want to build more next week! Perhaps we should have a go at the Box kites!
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 :-)