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This is a 10 cell tetrahedral kite, based on the bendy straw design by emilyfis. http://www.instructables.com/member/emilyfis/ Materials: (Most can usually be purchased at a dollar store) Bendy Straws ...
Connect 3 bendy straws to make a triangle. Tape is not needed. Build 20 triangles.
Tape 2 triangles together with scotch tape at about 80 degrees to make a cell. Make 10 cells.
Tape the cell to Mylar wrapping paper with packing tape. Do not cover the corners of the triangles with tape or joining them together will be difficult. Cut ...
Join 3 cells together with zip ties.
Zip tie 4 cells to the bottom 3.
Zip tie the top 3 cells to the middle 4.
To keep the kite as light as possible, straight straws are used as bracing, instead of wooden dowels. Tape the straight straws together to build 3 braces. Zip ...
Tie a bridle loop from the top to the bottom of the first cell. Optionally for greater control, the bridle can go from the top of the first ...
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