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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.


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Step 1: Materials You Will Need

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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

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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

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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.
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imajem11 months ago
The RED lettering is neatly impossible to read!!!!
Why not white???
leepastura5 years ago
great looking and easy to make...until you get to the part about attaching the bridle. It looks like the bridle is on the back side of the kite, yes? And are you poking 4 holes on the top for the string...does it crisscross here? Kind of confusing.
ANDY!5 years ago
DId you know this was a Korean fighting kite? I made a few. They are sweet.
Dutchj7 years ago
It's really weak that you add it to every group that u find so people watch your instructable. Grow up, seriously.
Kiteman Dutchj7 years ago
And he didn't add it to the one group it should go in - Sky-High Kiting.

I've added it now.
THEN TAKE THIS ONE OFF KNEX GUNNERS
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?
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?
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.
very well handled, sir
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.
It's not a K'nex gun?
:-D
you know what kiteman? you should change your name to 'knexgunman'... rolls of the tongue don't ya think? haha
Knex gunslngin' ev'rywhere!
like the wild, wild, plastic, west
Peow! Peow!        _∩_         (ö) ·     ~/Д\~     ·        _{ }_
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
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!
C'mon, lets keep the chain going!
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!? (:|)
Thanks.
No probs, here's another.
a;dkfj;asefji;awejf;smcmawd;fjiaw;cmawjefhawp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(not you,the k'nex gunning person)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
now this is just getting ridiculus! atleast use actual words lol
They're not actual words? Hmmm... I guess I shouldn't have taken it so to heart :( !
no don't take it to heart, i wasn't tryin to be mean!
LOL. More post, more post.
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.
Dude... i left two comments and this is what i get for trying to keep the group on one subject?
Yup.
Wow, it's really heating up in here now... what you gonna do about that Givadanger, huh?
This reply chain is hurting my in-box
Don't underestimate your role here soldier.
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.
Seriously... u talking about me?
That's probably the irony here, we don't have a clue who his comment is directed to.
But that's the fun of it.
LMAO! ... but at whom? (:P)
Giveadanger, that's who.
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