Build a flying kite

How to make a kite

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Today we are going to learn to make a flying kite for the little ones or to take out the child that you have inside. The kite will fly if you do it carefully and take into account the proportions, which in this article are very important. It is a classic comet shaped diamond. To enjoy it, you will need a good day of wind and run from a hill.

The development of the kite is not very complicated and as soon as you have the necessary materials it will take about two hours. We start

You will need to:

  • Two reeds or straight twigs. One of 500 mm. and another of 375 mm.
  • Wrapping paper or wrapping paper that is fine (you can also use newspaper).
  • Silk paper for the fringes and the tail.
  • Roll of strong and thin rope.
  • Sharp knife, scissors, glue.

First cut a notch on both ends of both pieces of cane. After, at 190 mm. from the end of the long piece, make another notch. That’s where you’ll fit the smallest cane. Look at the drawings to understand it better.

Then tie the two pieces together in a cross. Take the rope and pass it through the ends of each stick, fitting it into the incisions and securing it with glue. When you have passed through all the notches, tie it to the end of the kite leaving 375 mm. of rope to make the tail.

Now you will have a cross with the rope passing through the incisions. Place this kind of frame on the wrapping paper, so that the “pretty” face is face down, that is, the stamped part. Cut the paper with the silhouette of the frame to 31 mm. away from the rope. Then fold the excess and stick it on the ropes. Let it dry for a while.

Meanwhile, you can go fringes and tails. To make the tail, cut pieces of 125 mm paper. long by 25 mm. Wide. Attach them to the tail of the rope at 100 mm intervals. On the other hand, we will make the fringes of the kite. Cut a strip of 75 mm. from the roll of tissue paper and make cuts on a border to make the fringe. Then stick them around the silhouette of the kite.

Finally, we have to tie ropes to the four ends of the cross with reeds. The strings that join the three points of the upper triangle must be 300 mm. of length, and that of the lower end (lower part of the cross) of about 375 mm. The four strings are joined by tying them to the rope roll, which will be the one we will take when we ice it.

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