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« on: April 22, 2010 10:35:49 PM »

So, today was kite day at the kiddos school and I'm cheap. Rather than spend 3 x the cost of a kite (3 kids total) I decided to make it my mission to make kites for them. I was totally surpriised to find that there are NO homemade kites on Craftster!!! After searching Google I found a tutorial for "the 20 minute kite". Super easy and I made 3 in an hour (I was being hounded by a two year old AND had to go down to the garage to find the tape).


I only gave it 10' of string and here is where I wish I had given it more.


So easy a two year old can do it....ok, with mom actually getting it in the air...


Just a fun shot of about a third of all the kites that were flying today.

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ohimskrewed
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010 03:31:02 AM »

FUN!!!!!!
i remember having those in my elementary school days.  we used to make our own out of a plastic bag and string (though i don't remember how anymore.)
i have a pretty kickass dragon that i got at costco.. i should take it out for a flight this weekend! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010 07:45:12 AM »

That's awesome! I haven't made a kite in years and years! I really like the shape of that one, so I'm going to look it up...

Found it! http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/20-minute-kite-670372/

That's a really quite elegant design! Simple and effective.

My bro and I usually made dowel and garbage bag kites with shredded grocery bags tied into bows on the tail. We had to, because the sparrows kept attacking his Korean hawk kite Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010 06:36:42 PM »

Have fun and if you have a lot of space, make a much longer string! I really wish I had gone longer than the ten feet it called for Tongue
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