I am an artist and as part of my installation for the day of the dead , I decided to make a Huge Kite with paper, pvc strings , glue and lots of Good ideas.
My kite is 10 feet Height and 10 feet width
Step 1: Materials
glue ( art paste works better)
containers ( better if it recycle )
Step 2: Lets Get Hands On.
so I clue rolls of papers , cut the paper at least 1 feet extra of what you need
let it dry
Step 3: Make the Frame
I use PVC tubes , any hardware store has them , I got the .5 inch total of 4 units of 10 feet long
and I also bought 2 'T" ( see pictures)
I cut them in half each tube.
put them together and make a "X"
then place the 2 "x" over the paper so you can cut the shape . Leave at least 6 inches from the end of the pvc
Step 4: Ok Lets Go On
once you cut the shape of the Kite I staple the paper to the wall, If you have large floor are, you can just work on the floor , ( I use the wall because my wife complain about the rugs)
Step 5: Paper / Color Time
You can use any color , is best if you add 2 sheets of papers at once.
first add glue then place the paper over the glued area.
Step 6: Next / Add More Paper
is time to add your designs,
at this point is up to you taste, how you want to design your kite
I like Geometrical shapes , so I cut a whole bunch of triangles of direfferent colors
let the glue dry then keep adding your designs
Step 7: Time to Get the Chills
put down to the floor,
and flip over the paper
put together the frame
tight up the center of the frames with string
then begin to add string to the ends of the pvc tubes
I use duck tape to keep the string in place
I start gluing the edges of the kite
by adding glue and folding the paper ( remember, to leave extra space when you cut the shape of the kite)
Step 8: Almost Finish
now lets add some cool decorations, cut strings of paper and glue them on the back of kite
now is up to you ... to go crazy
Step 9: Is Finish Now What?
to fly this baby You will need:
minimum 5 strong people
lots of strong string,
and do not forget a large Tail.
I am using my Kite in an art show ( that I am organizing)
so I will not be able to test my Creation for a while.
if you make one and fly it Let me know
for more about this art show visit my site www.balam.us
and email me your feed backs.
any one Ones to Digg it.