How To Make A Kite In A Few Easy Steps
They say we will be kids for the rest of our lives and we will never miss any chance to play a little. But, way too concerned about the grave aspects of our ephemeral existence, we often forget to enjoy the natural moments of our lives which bring us closer to each other and also a sincere smile on our faces. Whether you have kids at home or not, play every time the chance arises and the world around will open up, full of light and cheerfulness. So here is how to make a kite for a first easy change for the better.
The project we chose is a simple and classic one and requires a plastic bag, two sticks, scissors and string. Start by making the kite frame using the two sticks which can be anything like garden stakes, dowels, straight twigs, simple skewers tapes together. Tie them together with a piece of string. The cross stick should be tied about one third of the way along the main stick.
Cut the plastic bag in a rhomb shape as seen in the images below and tie its ends to the frame. Wrap the string around the back of the main stick and cross the string across the front of the cross stick. Then wrap the ends of the string back around the back of the main stick and make a single knot. Then wrap each end of the string one around either side of the front of the cross stick and back again around the back of the main stick. Attach a flying string to give the kite both balance and visual effect.
You can also use a piece of paper for the sail. Build the same wood frame and then attach the rhomb shaped piece of paper, tying it to the ends of the sticks. Tie a string to the right and left hand sides of the horizontal stick. Then tie the string to the center of that string for your flying line. This string needs to be as long as you need to be for flying. In the end, tie on paper or ribbon to the corners to form the tail. You can add small strips of material to the end of the kite for added buoyancy and weighting. It also looks more complete.
Sources: Instructables.com, Wikihow.com