- Two small dowels or sticks (about $0.50 each)
- Fabric, paper, plastic bag, tissue paper etc. for the body of the kite
- Cut one dowel to a length of 36″, the second to 33″. Notch the ends.
- Lay the shorter dowel across the longer one about 1/3 of the way down from the “top” to form a cross. Tie the dowels together securely with string. (Pay attention to the direction of the notches since your string will need to fit into them as shown in the next step.)
- To make the framework of your kite, outline your cross with string. Use the notches in your dowels to secure the string. Pull the string tightly to make it taut.
- Leave enough string at the bottom for the tail of your kite.
- Use fabric, a plastic bag, tissue paper, etc. for the body of your kite. Lay the framework of your kite over your material and cut it a few inches bigger all the way around.
- Fold the excess material over the string and dowels and glue down.
- Tie small strips of fabric on the string at the bottom to create the tail of your kite.
- To fly your kite, tie another piece of string to the top and bottom of the vertical dowel. Use a bit of hot glue to secure it in place. Attach the string for flying your kite to this string.
- Go fly your kite!
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