Building and flying kites is a wonderful hobby and a good way to learn about air, wind and flight. This type of kite is called a sled kite, it is constructed from a single sheet of light plastic, tape and straws. It is a reliable flier, performing well in most wind conditions.
This project supports many aspects of state or provincial curriculum. Schools have used this simple kite to support science and technology .
Step 1: Supplies:
- 1 - large plastic bag (garbage bags work well)
- 6 - 25 cm straws (join them to create 3, 45 cm straws)
- 1 roll of clear tape
- 1 roll of duct tape
- string (fishing line is ideal)
- marker pen