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Picture of Paper Kite
Make a kite out of paper and some other cheap materials. A great project for kids and really easy to make. A great kite design that can be used on a windy day.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
For this project you will need a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, some string, some masking tape, caution tape (party streamers will work here), a ruler, and a kabob stick (or an 8" piece of small dowel). For tools, you will need a pair of scissors and a pencil.
 
geeezer4 years ago
The picture has the closed edge on the right where the inch and 2 1/4 inch marks are made... watch out! I just showed a group of 11 year olds how to do it wrong! I hope the things will fly anyway!!!
hal90005 years ago
This instructable looks alot like this:
www.molokai.com/kites/20kidskites.html
written in 1999 in Hawaii. The above website has even better instructions.
musa6695 years ago
hi yyyy
breezy6955 years ago

The instuctions kinda suck. But other then that its okayy. But better if u put MORE detail into the instructons! Please!?

Divet6 years ago
On my kite, a long drinking straw (or 2 straws taped together) instead of a wooden stick works well for light winds.
swimmer956 years ago
what kind of paper is it. is like cardstock or just normal paper.
arfetto6 years ago
Cool!! It woiks!
utari6 years ago
have fun!
Kaiven7 years ago
:D i made it, and it suprsingly worked, even though i never flown a kite. my firend suggests you use 200 ft or more of string, so the kite can fly high.
=-_-=7 years ago
lol ive glanced at this 7 times and i thought it said "paper knife" :S
hehe you said "wood"
Nice.
weberf7 years ago
My sister says "It's AWESOME!!! :) It works really well!"
dsisson8 years ago
I made one of these for the weekend. I didn't put a tail on. It flew ok in a medium breeze, but the string weighed it down. In a stronger breeze, it flew quickly up to the end of the string, much higher than other 'storebought' kites in the park. It flew well, but went into a death spiral...but pulled itself out before hitting the ground. It then climbed quickly again to full height, and repeated the death spiral...it was very very fun, and a wild kite to fly...a bit out of control. I'm going out w/it again tomorrow night...
dagnabbit8 years ago
We use this design for our kite workshops that we hold for kid's groups (Cub Scouts and the like)- real easy, can do them in bulk for almost nothing, and the kids love them- don;t even need wind, just let the kids run with them! Once you get the tails balanced on them, a train might be possible- hand;t tried that one yet. Or maybe make a good sized arch.
acaz938 years ago
nice. really cheap and easy to build i will try at school tomorrow
Aleksi9 years ago
This design looks very good! The material should be light so choose thin paper. I recommend 30cm bamboo barbeque skewers for the dowel part. This kite is so easy to make that it should be perfect for long trains of tens or even hundreds of kites. Success!