How to Make a Kite
Easy Paper Kite for Kids
What You Need
- 8.5 inches x 11 inches thick piece of paper
- A wooden skewer/straight drinking straw
- Kite string/ light strong string
- Wide ribbon
15 Steps to make a Kite
- Fold the paper in half
- Mark a point on the paper’s top, about an inch from the fold.
- Similarly, mark a point on the bottom of the paper, an inch from the open side.
- Draw a dotted line connecting these points.
- Fold the paper’s top corner along the line that you drew.
- Then, turn the paper and fold the other side down, in the same way as the side you just folded.
- Again, turn the paper so that it looks like it did in Step 5.
- Put pieces of tape on the middle crease.
- Put a skewer across the kite, as shown. Tape that too.
- Turn the kite. Straighten its ‘spine.’
- Mark a spot one third of the way down the spine, half an inch from the edge. Put tape over it, on both sides.
- With your scissors, make a hole in this spot.
- Tie your kite string through this hole with a strong knot.
- Tape an end of the ribbon at the bottom of the back of the kite.
- Keep the ribbon tail of the kite between six to ten feet. If it feels the kite can’t hold the ribbon’s weight, cut it shorter.
Have fun flying your kite! A light breeze will be perfect, it might not do well if it’s very windy.
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