Make Your Own Kite

  • Lift off the frame again and carefully cut on your lines. (You should now have 4 triangles to dispose of and one diamond shaped kite "skin".)
  • Again, place the frame, properly centered, on the "skin". Carefully fold the edge of the paper over one edge of the string. Glue in place with rubber cement.
  • Now being careful to keep the extra piece of string extending out from the kite, carefully fold over the next section of paper, trimming tiny pieces on the corners if necessary.
  • Continue around all 4 sides, being careful to keep tip strings extended out from kite.
  • When this is complete, tie the 4 strings together, at their ends, over the junction of the kite. This should create a "t" shaped string with about 4 inches of slack in each direction. (This is called the bridle.)
  • Carefully tie strip of fabric to the bottom of the bridle.
  • Tie your roll of kite string to the center of the bridle.
  • And now ... go fly a kite.

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