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Picture of Make Your Own Kite In Less Than 20 Minutes!
Do you want to buy a kite but don't have the time nor money? This is a fun, easy and cheap way to create your own kite in less than 20 minutes!
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need

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Supplies:

-Sticks (3-4) that are 37-40 inches long
-Scissors
-Newspaper
-Yarn
-Cloth (can be an old t-shirt)
-Tape
-Tape measure

Note: the sticks and yarn can be found at Michaels
Hazard: scissors and sticks are sharp. Not meant for children

Step 2: Cut the Newspaper

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What you will need:

-Newspaper
-Scissors

Make a square:

-Place the newspaper flat on the table (horizontally) and bring the top right corner to the opposite side (bottom left) making a right      triangle
-Press on the edge of folded area to form a crease
-Use the edge as a guide to cut off the non-folded part (rectangle piece to the left of triangle)

Step 3: Cut The First Stick

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For your first stick:

-Place the stick along the crease of the paper (diagonally)
-Cut off the part of the stick hanging off the edge of the paper

Note: You should not have any left over stick hanging off the paper

Step 4: Cut the second stick

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Cut and place the second stick:

-Cut the second stick in the middle to create two equal shorter sticks
-Place one of the short sticks across the longer stick forming a cross

Note: the edges of the short stick should also be touching the edges of the paper

Step 5: Securing The Sticks Together

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Tie a knot around the sticks:

(1)Loop on side of the short stick with the yarn
      cross over the middle
(2)Loop around again
     repeat 3 times
(3)tie a knot with the yarn

Note: make sure to keep the sticks in a cross like figure and that the string is pulled tight enough around the sticks so the cross is maintained

Step 6: Create The Frame Of The Kite

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Create a diamond :

-Cut third stick to fit space between each point of the cross
-repeat until all sides are fitted, creating a diamond shape



Kite builder9 months ago

i thint, it only needs the sticks on the diagonals.

without sticks in the edges the wind better cam mould the sail for stable flight like this:

http://www.daninski.ch/hobby/drachen/bilder/eddy-g...