How to make a Kite Tutorial

Today was a wonderful day, we did all our schooling in the morning, Erin has begun Ancient Egypt, Jenna is busy with Renaissance Biographies and Cady is learning about time and money. We had a slight breeze here today and when I went outside I saw Erin was busy trying to build a kite to enjoy this lovely Autumn wind. So we set about making a simple kite with materials that we had at home…
Simple Kite Tutorial:
Matreials: ( Just use what you have…)
Wooden skewer sticks (we just joined ours to make them longer)
Brown paper
Tissue paper
First I joined the skewer sticks to lengthen them. Then I joined the sticks to make a cross. Make sure your horizontal stick is not in the centre, it must be attached higher up. This helps the kite to fly beautifully:) The horizontal sticks must also be shorter than the vertical sticks…
Cut some long tassels with your tissue paper…
Attatch the tassels to the bottom of the kite.
Attatch a long piece of string to the center of your kite so that when your kite is flying in the air you can hold onto it! And there you have it, a simple little tutorial on how to make a kite with items from around your home… We have been running up and down the garden and these kites have worked so well, I am totally amazed and I am sure we will be up early tomorrow morning making more kites. It’s great outdoor exercise!

Happy kite flying!

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9 Responses to How to make a Kite Tutorial

  1. CHILDHOOD MAGIC April 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Your kite photos are so dreamy and enchanting! wow, love them.

  2. Tammy April 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    What fun! Your yard always looks so pretty and inviting. 🙂

  3. K April 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    That last shot, with the torque of her body – almost as though she were in flight herself – that’s my favorite. I remember making brown paper sack kites with the kids. It was wonderful.

  4. Beth April 20, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    I didn’t realize it WAS so simple! Thanks! Beth

  5. goldenbird April 20, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    The kite photos are so beautiful! I haven’t flown a kite since I was little. What a sweet homemade kite– thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Val April 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    that looks like an excellent idea :0)

  7. Valarie April 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Your kite looks lovely. We’ve just finished with our kite festival here and there were some incredible kites. It was so much fun. Enjoy your kite flying days.

  8. Moment to Moment July 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Love those kites, I have been wanting to make some, but feel I should wait for fall time…

  9. A Cup of Sparkle August 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Thanks for sahing this great tutorial. I have shared it with my readers in my blog yesterday. You can check it from the following link:


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