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Sail A Ship Kite

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Kites are very special....practically every single kid flies one...be it a store bought one or a bag tied with a string ....desperately trying to fly it!
Most people have made a kite at some point in their life...but i have a confession...I have never made one...we used a store bought one when we were kids :-)
So now i go back to being a kid...i wanted to make my first kite!
I did a Google and fell in love with this
So...a normal sane person ...would go for a simple kite right? well.....I desperately wanted to make the ship my first kite! lol...
pretty ambitious huh? especially for someone who has never ever made a kite in her life!
Well...it wasn't so bad....it was pretty easy and fun....and I did it all from scratch! check it out
 
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Step 1: Materials and Cut list

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I used bamboo sticks which i cut and cleaned.
also some kite paper ...you can use rip nylon if you are very confident....remember...this is my first attempt!
string to tie,
glue
bamboo skewers

loads of hopefulness :-)

Step 2: Make the Frame

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I did not take specific measurements.....I just eyed it and went with esthetics :-)
I have named the sticks so you may easily refer to them and make the cut list .
Take stick 'B' and attach sticks 'C' perpendicular to it as picture.
Then take your long Stick 'A ' and Curve and secure it 'B' and 'C' as picture.
Make small slits on both ends of 'D' so you will be able to easily slot the wire in the next step.
Secure 'D to B and C as picture.
Now pass a strong but light wire across the slits in D and around 'A' to make the boat shape.

Easy right?
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Kite builder5 months ago

you sayd the nylon thread broke...

Did yot get your ship-kite back?

shazni (author)  Kite builder5 months ago

Yes I got it back :-) Want to rebuild it with fabric though...and perhaps a bit smaller??

marcellahella7 months ago
Wow! Thats crazy! Really beautiful!!
shazni (author)  marcellahella5 months ago

Thanks!...

Kite builder5 months ago

you don´t say, hor to attach the fabric and make the sails and flags...

And how to attach the flyingline

shazni (author)  Kite builder5 months ago

please check step 3&4. I have given the instructions along with the puctures. This is made with kite paper......as mentioned. ...so it was pasted. Fabric would be better.....Rip nylon. If you are interested :-).

Have fun making your kite.. and please post a picture!

bajablue9 months ago
Congrats shazni!!!! GREAT WORK!!!!
shazni (author)  bajablue9 months ago
thanks! this is one prize my kids would enjoy :-)
antoniraj10 months ago
so, your ship flew away... good job
shazni (author)  antoniraj10 months ago
Thank you so much sir!
antoniraj shazni9 months ago
Congratulations... your flying ship is a winner
shazni (author)  antoniraj9 months ago
YES IT IS! thanks :-)
simply amazing. It looks even more beautiful with full sails
shazni (author)  Antzy Carmasaic9 months ago
Thanks! yes...I love watching it sail in the air :-)
bigape9 months ago
Wonderful idea! There's actually an old russian cartoon called "Flying Ship", which matches your kite almost perfectly! xD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7yLzD5OtDlc#t=960
shazni (author)  bigape9 months ago
lol...Thanks! went and checked it out :-)
zzima9 months ago
Great work! Well proud of you cuz!
shazni (author)  zzima9 months ago
thanks! hope to hear more from you infuture... ;-)
jgeiler10 months ago
That is boss!
shazni (author)  jgeiler10 months ago
thanks!
yivanov10 months ago
You managed to get kids out of bed happily at 5 am! Now THAT deserves a whole new category. Maybe we, parents, should start a "How to raise happy kids" here. Major kudos!!!
shazni (author)  yivanov10 months ago
lol..thanks! yes...that is an achivement! I know...my daughter still puts a tantrum sometimes when she has to get up at 5.30 am....so the night before...I said...'who so ever wants to fly the kite...wake up early without a hum!' lol...it worked!
sunshiine10 months ago
What can I say??? Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and . . . . beautiful!
shazni (author)  sunshiine10 months ago
Thanks Sunshiine :-)
786Ayesha10 months ago
Wow!What a great idea.looks really awesome.I showed it to my kindergarten children and they are amazed to see a boat flying.ha ! ha!
shazni (author)  786Ayesha10 months ago
:-D
gidgeygirl7810 months ago
This is amazing. My son would love this. Thanks for sharing!
shazni (author)  gidgeygirl7810 months ago
you are welcome....please post a picture once you do :-)
jhawkins1410 months ago
This kite is awesome. Enjoyed your Instructable. Your ship saw the ocean, no wonder it broke loose!
shazni (author)  jhawkins1410 months ago
Thanks!
foobear10 months ago
the stuff of dreams!
shazni (author)  foobear10 months ago
;-D
Awesome :). Voted Mam.
shazni (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya10 months ago
Thank youuu!
Awesome work shazni! voted!
shazni (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz10 months ago
Thanks...much appreciated !
Mrballeng10 months ago
This is great. Did you get the kite back?
shazni (author)  Mrballeng10 months ago
Yes I did! Thanks!
artworker10 months ago
WOOOOO HO HO! AWESOME! The flying Dutchmen!
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