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This Instructable will show you how to make a simple, easy-to-make, easy-to-fly, paper kite that is great for kids.
To make this kite, you will need: 1. 8.5"x11" piece of paper. This is your standard copy paper size. Regular paper works fine, but I like card stoc...
Start with your piece of paper: Fold it in half.
Mark a point on the top of the paper about one inch from the fold. Mark a point on the bottom of the paper about one inch from the open side. Imagin...
Fold the top corner of the paper down along the line that you've just created.
Next, flip the paper over and fold the other side down to match the side you just folded.
Flip the paper back over so that it looks the way it did in Step 4. Tape along the middle seam.
Lay a skewer across the kite, as shown, and tape it in place. You'll probably have to cut the skewer down to size with your scissors.
Flip the kite back over and straighten the "spine".
Mark a spot about a third of the way down the spine, and about half an inch from the edge. Put tape over this mark to reinforce it on both sides. Use...
Tape a length of ribbon to the back of the kite, at the bottom. If you use light ribbon like surveyors tape, the tail can be 6-10 feet long. Heavier...
Your kite is ready to fly! These kites don't need very much wind to get lift, and are not the best for VERY windy days. A nice steady breeze is all i...
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