Introduction: Devil's Kite (Super Easy Paper Kite That Really Flies!)
What I will show you is a traditional Turkish kite called "Seytan Ucurtmasi", which means "Devil's Kite". It's so easy, that a 5 year old can make and fly it.
Step 1: Materials You'll Need
You'll need a few easy to find household items:
- Square paper of any kind and size. Something light is better. (Even though I'm gonna use origami paper here, newspaper works great)
- Scrap plastic bag for the tail (if you can't find a plastic bag around, you can use another piece of paper)
- A piece of sticky tape to strenghten the briddle points (optional)
- Small piece of cardboard for the string winder (optional)
Step 2: Making the Kite
Fold the square in half along the center diagonal line. Fold so that the blank side of the paper is inside, and the color side is visible.
Step 3: Making the Kite
Now take one edge and make a fold to the centerline as you may see in picture. Turn the paper and repeat the step for the other side.
Step 4: Making the Kite
Fold the small corner to the center line. Repeat it for the other side as well.
Step 5: Making the Kite
Use some tape to strenghten the sides you see at the pictures. After that, use a paper punch or scissors to make holes at the points.
Step 6: Making the Kite
Cut two 20 cm (8 inch) strings. You'll tie these to the two holes at the parts, which are looking like wings.
Step 7: Making the Tail
Now, let's make the tail!
Fold the bag a few times and cut 2 pieces of it. Open up the pieces and you'll get 4 longer bag parts. Stick them together with a piece of tape to make it even longer and finally attach it to the back of the kite (where you punched a hole before)
Step 8: Making a Winder
Making a winder is not a big deal. Just wrap the string around some piece of cardboard or even a pen and attach the end of it to the briddle of your kite.
Step 9: Go Fly It!
Congratulations, you now have a "Devil's Kite".
Go and fly it, it doesn't need lots of wind.