Introduction: One Sheet of Paper at Wind - Una Hoja De Papel Al Viento

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this my tird instructable, and it´s about the Zen of kites, like the Merry Poppins's Song, "with a tupence of paper and string, you can have your own set of wings", yeah a minimal kite only is a paper and string on the wind.


este es mi tercer instructable, y es sobre el Zen de las cometas, como la cancion de Merry Poppins "con dos monedas de hilo y papel, tus propias alas puedes tener", si una cometa minimalista hecha solo de papel e hilo

Step 1: Materials - Materiales

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the minimal kite requires

- one sheet of paper (A4 or letter size is OK)
- string
- a needle or someting for make a small perforation


el cometa minimalista nesesita

- una hoja de papel (tamaño carta o A4 esta bien)
- hilo
- una aguja o algo para hacer una pequeña perforacion

Step 2: Origami Folding - Doblando El Origami

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like the photos, first fold in valley for making the eigth strips of paper, then mark as mountain the diagonals from the pair number of line to the "same numer plus four line" number of line, finally colapse.

I put a diagram for all folds the segmented lines are valley and the dot-segmented lines are mountains.


como en las fotos, primero doblar en valle hasta hacer 8 franjas de papel, luego marcar las diagonales desde las lineas de numeros pares hasta "el mismo numero mas cuatro" numero de linea, finalmente colapsar.

Pongo un diagrama para todos los plieges, las montañas son lineas segmentadas y los valles son las de puntos y segmentos-

Step 3: Put the String - Poniendole Brida

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use the needle to make a small hole in the point signed by the stick, then put the string


con la aguja hasle un pequeño agujero en el sitio señalado con el palillo para luego ponerle la brida

Step 4: Lets'go Fly a Kite - Ve a Volarlo

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beware of the electric lines and the another people, fly it in open space.
it can need ajusts can estire or contract as you think is well.


cuidado con los cables electricos y las demas personas, vuela en espacios abiertos.
puede que nesesites ajustarlo, puedes estirarlo o comprimirlo como creas que funcione mejor

Step 5: Experiment! - ¡Experimenta!

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I'm not the world's best kite dessigner and doesn't know all the potencial of this design. Make yor variation and play it, coment if you desire for making best kites and visit my blog at

I had some inspiration by this kite (I Doesn't find a photo in fligth), but do a acrobatic kite doesn't like, because I am playing with this kind of folds sinse 6 years old making origami dragons, it is no complex for begginers
No soy el mayor experto a nivel mundial ni se todo el potencial de esta cometa. Haz tu propia variacion y juega con ella, comenta si quieres mejorarla y visita mi blog

me inspire algo en este cometa (no he encontrado una foto en vuelo), pero hacerlo acrobatico no me gusto , porque he jugado con este tipo de plegados desde los 6 años haciendo dragones de origami, no es dificil para novatos


Kite builder (author)2014-02-14

hello a want to try if it flies well, if i don´t make the far left and right mountain fold paths.

Here is my folding pattern:

kleffa (author)Kite builder2014-02-14

yeah! that is the idea in the tiny dragon kite experiment with this creases a lot, (even had a spreadsheet about calculations) if you visit my blog you can see dragons with this origami style tails.
I enjoy a lot the experiments of another, that makes me happy

Kite builder (author)kleffa2015-02-28

i cannot open your Blog

kleffa (author)Kite builder2015-02-28

Sorry, I had changed that, now is

jfc115 (author)2013-09-14


kleffa (author)jfc1152013-09-15

I understand, it's like a origami tecnique to improve the resistance of folds, I am thinking about to make a landscappe version but now it's raining, maybe tomorow, but play with this shape of origami it's a very nice idea, I will make a dragon kite based in this.

jfc115 (author)2013-09-14

The dripping stuff is super glue. It does an amazing job of reinforcing it and keeping the shape

Valvulin (author)2014-03-01

vamos a hacerlo y probarlo con algo de viento..

kleffa (author)Valvulin2014-03-02

dale! es algo celoso pero ajusta cuan apretados estan los pliegues si no vuela de primeras!

melberrys (author)2013-10-27

You know what? This is one of the easiest and fastest and amazing way to entertain kids when i have to babysit them! Thanks!

kleffa (author)melberrys2014-02-14

I has to amuze my sisters childs, I pleat some ones and are greats, I make them paint and draw the paper before for improbe the diversion

flyingpuppy (author)2013-10-02

Really beautiful and ingenious kite! You get my vote.

kleffa (author)flyingpuppy2013-10-02

thanks! i use this as a base for mayor kites likes draggon in my blog can see photos, if you want to experiment

iesquivel1 (author)2013-09-12

Excelente idea!! Ojalá lo pueda ver en el aire pronto :) Saludos!

kleffa (author)iesquivel12013-10-01

cuando vuelvas o si quieres hace el tuyo po

rimar2000 (author)2013-09-12

Muy bonito e interesante!

Puedes mejorar un poco las fotos usando un editor de imágenes gratuito, hay varios en la web. Yo uso PhotoFiltre, que es muy completo y fácil de usar. En el caso de la que adjunto, apliqué 4 veces el botón +Contraste, una vez +Gamma y una vez +Definición. Fijate que mejoró bastante.

Perdón, el editor no funciona para subir imágenes en esta instancia, lo lamento.

kleffa (author)rimar20002013-10-01

si, tengo una deuda pendiente con la fotografia, de momento trato de documentar mis proyectos, la verdad me cuesta tener eso en consideracion, espero ir mejorandolos

Kiteman (author)2013-09-12

Oh, that's fascinating...!

kleffa (author)Kiteman2013-10-01

thanks, it is very nice at fly

TheShrubPatrol (author)2013-10-01

Wonderful design! Its beautiful!

kleffa (author)TheShrubPatrol2013-10-01

Thanks, I hope you enjoy it

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kleffa (author)fierdashleo2013-10-01

gracias, aunque he trabajado en mejorar este tipo de modelo, te invito a que revises mi blog, hay puse mas información

jfc115 (author)2013-09-15

I will defiantly vote for you if I do not enter myself

jfc115 (author)2013-09-14

The paper is much thicker. I haven't flown it yet. How can I send you a pic

jfc115 (author)2013-09-13

I really enjoyed this one. I tried this same thing except with paper 2 yards long and 1 yard wide. It turned out great, except that it was VERY VERY difficult also what I did is I put superglue on each to the corners to reinforce it

kleffa (author)jfc1152013-09-13

yeah! that great!
I think a bigger kite can be difficult to fold and fly, have some photos? today I had thinking about make a big one but I dont know if use a stronger/heavyer paper, glue its a option

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