You're bored. You're desperate to fly a kite, but it's raining.

Have a pizza while you read the rest of these instructions.

Step 1: Materials and tools.

You will need:

The polystyrene disc from under a store-bought pizza.

Sharp knife ("X-acto" or similar. The ones I use come under the heading of "similar" - they cost me £1.99 ($3-$4) from my local Morrisons Supermarket).


Sticky tape. You may need to use duct tape: if your pizza base is greasy, normal tape sometimes won't stick.

Sewing thread.


Optional: paper template. I needed to use the template because my pizza base was black, and so is my pen. Some bases are white, and you can draw your pattern directly onto them.
I have never seen polystyrene used to holdpizza, but i think here in the US there are picnic plates made of it that would work the same.
that's not a real kite! ur just taking a pice of card board, tying a string to it, and swinging it around above ur head.
Please, read the instructable.<br> <br> <br> It is polystyrene (very light, yet rigid), and I did not &quot;just tie a piece of string to it&quot;, I attached a thread to a designed location.&nbsp; Watch the video - the kite flies above the level of the anchor. That is, it exhibits lift, known colloquially as &quot;it flies&quot;.<br> <br> I could have flown the kite much more successfully outdoors, but I wanted to be a little different (only a little, though, as this is how microkite builders fly their creations).<br> <br> <br>
Nice little toy.<br /> <br /> With the intro picture I thought the kite was gonna look like a slice of pizza though. lol<br />
you video makes me dizzy
I do r/c planes, but used to fly control line. After a few dozen flights around and around, I got kinda' used to it. But never really immune. Just not sick. That kite is really flying. good material, tough enough for kids it looks like to me.
How do think I felt <em>making</em> it? That wasn't one take, I spent quite some time spinning on the spot, and had to have a nice sit down afterwards...<br/>
morrisons have just recently taken over our co op ,and things have never been better!
LOL, u need 2 make 1 with a quick release mechanism so that it can launch n2 walls! =P<br/>
What brand of pizza? Around here, the last "store bought" pizzas I've bought have had cardboard holders... A meat tray might work?
We generally buy pizzas from Morrisons or Tesco (UK supermarkets).<br/><br/>Meat trays would certainly work, as would some disposable picnic plates - all it really needs is a flat sheet of expanded polystyrene, or any other similarly light and rigid material.<br/><br/>You could make it to include the curves at the edges, but you'd have to be <em>very careful</em> to make the curves absolutely symmetrical,<br/>
"Cut eight pieces of wool about 60cm (two feet) long and knot them into two bunches of eight." did you mean two bunches of 4? nifty kite-age...no numbered offspring in this one though hehe
Oops! (Quickly runs off to edit)
Nice Instructable Kiteman. Would it fly if you tethered it to a desk fan? I'm thinking the airflow might be to turbulent. Cheers, Pat. Pending
Yes, too. Very too. Maybe from an antennae on the back of a bicycle?
You could use slightly curved piano wire to attach miniature kites with tails to a desk fan, It would give the illusion that they are flying. A sort of executive toy for a Kiteman.
I have a desk-toy kite that's made of thin glass on piano-style wire - every nudge of the desk and the kite twitches.
Nice parquet floor! L (very heavily-buffed, be great for skids)
School's back - they had contractors in to do the floor, which used to be almost black. It's so smooth it's deadly, and I <em>hate</em> the colours!<br/>
Can you recommend a similar material to the plastic disc? We haven't had a store-bought pizza in years, we only home-bake it now. (Much healthier, and it tastes better) What is the thickness of the sheet? Would corrugated cardboard be a suitable substitute? Sorry to sound so clueless, but I honestly have no idea how the things are packaged. This would be fun to attach to one's belt loop with a piece of black thread or clear fishing line and walk around town. Probably no one would notice, because the human population as a whole is relatively clueless...(Or maybe that's just Americans)
The discs are expanded polystyrene - the packing material, but in sheets. If you can get an old ceiling tile (I think they're illegal in the UK now, due to changing fire regulations), or modelling and craft shops will stock sheets of it. It's about 2-3mm thick, and quite rigid. It is also brittle, so may not survive being used in a crowded area. Try it, though, and get a video to post - it would be oddly cool.
I like it, I must try this one. I'm sure my niece is going to enjoy it

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