Throwing Caution to the Wind

by Dave Schoeff
(Toledo, OH, USA)

Sled made of gift wrap

Sled made of gift wrap

My wife and I are working on a STEM science unit about kites and kite building. I bought the Big Kite bundle and so far we've coached two elementary age "volunteers" through building 6 kites: 2 dowel sleds, 3 dowel diamonds, and a 2-skewer Sode.

The sleds were a breeze to build and fly like a dream. The diamonds were fun to build but I can't get the bridles right. Definitely a non-starter for a classroom teacher. Jury's still out on the sode since it flew...ish.

The book has been a great resource. Once we get these bridles dummy-proofed, the diamonds look promising.

A note about the title - we didn't have any handy tail material and used some yellow caution tape.

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