Introduction: Amazing Kite for Under $5

How to make a Kite that cost a fraction of store bought kites that flies further and much easier, my record flying distance is over 800 yards of fishing line released...I would like to hear feedback of other fun kite stories.


symsyd

Step 1: Materials You Will Need

Masking, cloth or scotch tape
Tissue Paper, a bold color is great for being able to see it when it is far away.
Curly Ting Ting the wooden sticks, they can be found at any craft store.
Scissors
String (fishing line)
-The string to put the kite together, fishing line for flying your kite. However a strong string may work fine for both.
Thumb Tack or a toothpick (for poking holes into the kite for the string)
Material for a tail, we used some ribbon

Step One:
Cut your tissue paper into a perfect square, approximately 8" square works good.

Step 2: Making the Bow

Cut three pieces if the Ting Ting wooden sticks. They need to be about 2" longer then the paper when measured diagonally.
After the sticks are cut, put two of the sticks together, secure one end with string tying it off and then begin the wind the string around both sticks, wind string to the very end.
You will then need to secure the other end of the bow with the string leaving excess string to attach both ends. You may need to mold the sticks, carefully, so that it will fit within the paper.

Step 3: Setting the Arrow

Now take the third stick and place it on the line down the center of your kite. It may be too long, just trim off the excess.
Then secure all corners of the sticks with tape, leave some of the tape overlapping off the kite to fold around for smooth edges. After folding the tape around to the other side of the kite, trim off any excess tape, careful not to cut the paper. Kites are all about balance, be sure to use the same amount of tape on both sides of the arrow for symmetry.

Step 4: Attaching the Bridle and Tail

The Bridle is the part of the kite where the string is attached directly to the kite (where you made the holes) the string will be attached to both the top and bottom of the kite and create a juncture. You will need to have enough slack to allow the bridle to run parallel to the kite without being able to cross it. (if the string is too long, the kite will be able to flip) When you tie your bridle to the bottom of the kite, you need some excess to attach your tail.
Attach the main kite flying line at the measured point (photo 3) when the point is at a 90 degree angle.

Step 5: Have Fun Flying!



Your kite is now assembled. Just add the ribbon for the tail, you may need to play with the length, enough weight to keep it up, but not too heavy, for this size about 7' long works well. We used a 6 pound test fishing line for actually flying. We also attached the kite to a fishing pole due to the fact that this kite flies so high, it is insane to have to reel in all the line by hand. Have a great time flying this homemade flier! We would love to hear your stories about flying your kite! Hope you enjoy.
symsyd

Comments

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Dutchj (author)2007-08-30

It's really weak that you add it to every group that u find so people watch your instructable. Grow up, seriously.

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Kiteman (author)Dutchj2007-08-30

And he didn't add it to the one group it should go in - Sky-High Kiting.

I've added it now.

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Givadanger (author)Kiteman2007-09-08

THEN TAKE THIS ONE OFF KNEX GUNNERS

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Kiteman (author)Givadanger2007-09-08

First, STOP SHOUTING.

Second, if you're such a fan of K'nex, why don't you know the correct spelling?

Third, it's up to whoever manages the K'nex Gunners group to remove this Instructable from the group.

Fourth, why are you shouting ame, when it's not my Instructable?

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Givadanger (author)Kiteman2007-09-08

i really dont givacrap about you. everyone in this group appreciates the simplicity of only knex in here and we dont need to have others besides that category ever. am i clear?

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Kiteman (author)Givadanger2007-09-09

Oh, crystal clear, dear boy, but the facts remain - this kite is nothing to do with me, and the K'nex group is (thankfully) nothing to do with me.

If you want the Instructable removed from the group, try using a better attitude, less foul language ,and try asking the right people.

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drummonkey92 (author)Kiteman2007-09-23

very well handled, sir

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Kiteman (author)drummonkey922007-09-23

Thank you, old bean. I see he still hasn't bothered to find the right people to have a temper tantrum at, as this Instructable still appears to be in the K'nex Gunners group.

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mwwdesign (author)Kiteman2008-06-16

It's not a K'nex gun?

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Kiteman (author)mwwdesign2008-06-16

:-D

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drummonkey92 (author)Kiteman2008-06-17

you know what kiteman? you should change your name to 'knexgunman'... rolls of the tongue don't ya think? haha

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mwwdesign (author)drummonkey922008-06-17

Knex gunslngin' ev'rywhere!

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drummonkey92 (author)mwwdesign2008-06-18

like the wild, wild, plastic, west

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mwwdesign (author)drummonkey922008-06-19

Peow! Peow!        _∩_         (ö) ·     ~/Д\~     ·        _{ }_

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drummonkey92 (author)mwwdesign2008-06-20

wow!! that is insanely cool!!! its sorta funny that since this is just a long reply chain givadanger will keep being reminded of his little hissy fit every time someone posts! haha

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mwwdesign (author)drummonkey922008-06-21

Hehe, thanks. I just made it up... to get the spaces I had to insert a special blank character pasted from Character Map, which is also where I got some of the other weird ones from. P.S. Peow!

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-06-22

C'mon, lets keep the chain going!

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-06-22

I ain't gonna be the one to stop it... This is the thread to beat though: "Growing Your Own Miracle Fruit - Synsepalum dulcificum" What have I done!? (:|)

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-06-23

Thanks.

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-06-23

No probs, here's another.

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-06-23

a;dkfj;asefji;awejf;smcmawd;fjiaw;cmawjefhawp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(not you,the k'nex gunning person)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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drummonkey92 (author)wow-amazing2008-06-24

now this is just getting ridiculus! atleast use actual words lol

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mwwdesign (author)drummonkey922008-06-24

They're not actual words? Hmmm... I guess I shouldn't have taken it so to heart :( !

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drummonkey92 (author)mwwdesign2008-06-24

no don't take it to heart, i wasn't tryin to be mean!

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mwwdesign (author)drummonkey922008-06-24

LOL. More post, more post.

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The Dark Ninja (author)mwwdesign2008-06-26

Well, can't let a reply chain like this fade away. It never ceases to amaze me that people like Givadanger have such horrible attitudes towards people they don't even know. Oh well, I guess that's his parents' fault.

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Dude... i left two comments and this is what i get for trying to keep the group on one subject?

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wow-amazing (author)Givadanger2008-06-26

Yup.

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-06-26

Wow, it's really heating up in here now... what you gonna do about that Givadanger, huh?

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Dutchj (author)mwwdesign2008-06-26

This reply chain is hurting my in-box

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mwwdesign (author)Dutchj2008-06-26

Don't underestimate your role here soldier.

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The Dark Ninja (author)mwwdesign2008-06-26

Two comments, which were totally rude and directed at the wrong person. You should learn how to talk to people, it will improve your outlook on life.

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mwwdesign (author)The Dark Ninja2008-06-27

Seriously... u talking about me?

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Dutchj (author)mwwdesign2008-06-27

That's probably the irony here, we don't have a clue who his comment is directed to.

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wow-amazing (author)Dutchj2008-06-27

But that's the fun of it.

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-06-28

LMAO! ... but at whom? (:P)

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-06-29

Giveadanger, that's who.

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WoWzas, this is pretty awesome!0_o

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Thanks, if you want to see a long thread, check out the one on 'Miracle Fruit' ... 300+ posts Yeehar.

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-07-16

Hey! Good to see ya, buddy!

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-07-16

You too mate!

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-07-17

Lets see if we can recruit Magnelectrostatic!

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Consider me recruited!

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Welcome Sister... Or is is Brother?

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wow-amazing (author)mwwdesign2008-07-18

It's a robot ;D

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mwwdesign (author)wow-amazing2008-07-20

I know... hmmm

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diyusername (author)mwwdesign2015-11-28

what is everyone talking about?arent we discussing kites?

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Nice one, I'm on my way!

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We need more people, gotta make an instructable to spread the word and I'm not kidding!

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