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A very easy-to-make kite. This is a great, fun craft for people of all ages, especially children. Also, this kite is extremely portable because of its small size. (It fits in a file folder!)

 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

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To make this kite, you will need:

--Typing Paper, Tissue Paper, or any other lightweight paper material 8 1/2 by 11 inch
--A pair of Scissors
--A sheet of Plastic (plastic file folders work best)
--Ruler or something with a straight edge
--Hot Glue Gun
--String
--Hole Puncher
--Wood for rolling up kite string

Optional: markers, crayons, or colored pencils

Step 2: Measure/Cut out Kite

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First, get out your 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper and a ruler. On both 11" sides, measure out 7 inches from the bottom of the paper and mark with a pencil. Then, on both of the 8" sides, measure out halfway (4.25 inches) and mark with a pencil. After that, connect the marks in a diagonal pattern (see picture). Cut out along the lines you have just made. You should now have a piece of paper that resembles a small kite.

*NOTE* Save your corner scraps for later.

Step 3: Decorate!!! (optional)

Now, here comes an extremely fun step! Get out your arts supplies, because we're decorating out kite! Let your creative juices flow and draw whatever you want on your kite. Just stray from painting your kite; paint makes the kite heavier and it won't fly as well.

When I did my kite, I chose to draw a pattern out of markers that made my kit look like it was woven out of fabric. I also decided not to draw on both sides. This is because the marker shows through to the other side, and additional coloring is not needed. If you feel like decorating on both sides, that is perfectly fine!
ProfessorThinkzles (author) 1 year ago
Hey Everyone! Thanks for checking out my first instructable!
Kite builder10 months ago

i see the frame is on the opposite side as ste string.

but it looks
better, if the painted side of the sail shows to the string and not to
the frame.

Kite builder10 months ago

I think, the frame shoult be on the back side of the kite, where no drawing is.

so the wind pushes the sail against the frame

poofrabbit1 year ago
Great first instructable!!
ProfessorThinkzles (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thanks!