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 wooden 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 more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
Want to know the most convenient way of using it all?
The Big MBK E-book Bundle is a collection of downloads—printable PDF files which provide step-by-step instructions for many kites large and small.
Every kite in every MBK series.