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Here is how you make a fun yet simple kite!
 
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Step 1: Materials needed

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First of all gather the materials.
You will need: scissors, a ruler, three garbage bags, a pencil, tape and two wooden dowels. (The dowel for the spine should be 10 millimeters thick and 95 centimeters long, the dowel for the spar should be 6 millimeters thick and 90 cm long). You should also have a roll of string.

Step 2: Dimensions of the kite sail

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Using the garbage bags, make a 1x1 meter plastic sheet. If the garbage bags are too small, then cut them open and tape a few together using strong tape.


Draw on the lines that represent the spar and spine as shown in the picture according to the dimensions. If you don't want to draw then tape on some string and use them as guide lines. (remember to take off after cutting)

Step 3: Preparing to cut the sail

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Once youve drawn on the two lines that represent the spar and spine. Join the ends of the lines to form a diamond shape. Again if you don't want to draw, just tape on some string and use that as guide lines. (remember to take them off once finished cutting)

*Tip- Try to be accurate as you when you cut and place of the dowels, if you’re not it might affect the stability of your kite.

Step 4: Cut out your sail

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Your finished sail should look like this.

Step 5: Attach the spar and spine to the sail

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Tie or glue the two dowels together but make sure they match the dimensions and then place it on the sail of the kite. Place it on the kite and attach them to the sail at the ends, where its marked in the picture. Do this at each corner.
Kite builder6 months ago

Hello

I think it´s better to poke
two holes into the sail at the spine near the top and the bottom of the
kite and secure them with clear tape.

Than thread the ends of the blidle line through the holes and tie them to the spine.

So the bridle is on one side of the kite and the cross of sticks is on the other side.

that´s also the construction of the common kites from toyshop.

SOD5 years ago
we love kites more then the group: we love kites
Kiteman5 years ago
You need to give some more detailed instructions and measurements for the bridle, but quite a nice, classic kite.