If you are looking for a kite for those little people you have around then you have come to the right place. I have made a template for you, but feel free to improvise. I have included some directions for you which include the kanji for the word kite in Chinese and Japanese. Let's make this a learning experience, too! I attempted to size these so they would fit on a full size piece of typing paper when you print them out. I have used this kite with hundreds of younger children, ages 3 yrs old and up.
It is very simple to make, inexpensive to provide, and a very forgiving flyer. It can be flown indoors on a short line, too. The kite works well when flown with two kites on a Y line, as well. I have even flown it as an arch kite. There is a drawback in that being paper it gets limp quickly in damp/wet weather. But it is so easy to make that a new one can be made in just a few minutes. Be sure to use crayons to decorate the kite and not felt tip markers. Less messy, and crayons don't warp the paper. Regular 8 1/2X11 inch paper works well, but 8 1/2X14 inch paper makes a better flying kite.
Copyright © 1998 David Ellis
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