Ever wanted your own owl? This simple kite will let you make a whole flock.
(The idea of an owl kite is not new, but this is my own interpretation of the idea.)
Step 1: Materials and tools.
Print out an A4 copy of the attached template. You can just use the Word document, adding any colour by hand, or download the jpeg or Corel files (the Corel file contains the original drawing) and play with it in your image-manipulation software of choice.
Update: I have added a PDF file of the template.
Two spars (that's the sticks). I'm using strips of bamboo taken from a placemat (bought at Tesco for about 50p), but you could use bamboo skewers (cut the points off) or straws (not the bendy kind).
Two cocktail sticks, or trimmings of the bamboo from your spars.
Glue ( PVA or glue stick) and sticky tape.
Tail material (this can be a strip of plastic cut from a bin-liner, a length of narrow ribbon, or you can pinch the tail off that dead kite at the back of the shed that you tried to fly once and then the dog got it).
A bobbin of sewing thread.
You may also need something to cut your bamboo. Oddly, I have found cheap wire-cutters to be the best tool for this job.