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I've looked in the sky for the blue box, but I haven't seen it yet. And I am not as a good at waiting as Amy Pond... So, I made one myself!

The following eight steps detail how I made my TARDIS kite, in the hopes that you might be able to make one too.
 
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Step 1: Materials

You will need the following:

Seven 36" Dowels, ¼ thick
15-20 yards of extra kite string: For each section you lash together, you need about a yard. You only do that 15 times, but it's good to get extras.
2 Plastic Bags (Or you can use ripstop nylon! JoAnne's has it for $8 a yard, I will make another kite and show you what it looks like!)
Blue Spray Paint
Black and White Acrylic Paint
Spool of Kite String

Step 2: Cut Dowels to Length

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You should draw out your kite so you know what you are doing before you cut anything.

I had to cut all of my dowels, ending up with four 36" pieces, and six 15" pieces. You can see the plan I used above ^

Step 3: Make the Cross-Sections

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First we are going to get the cross-sections made. These are just lashed together using some of your kite string. 

Use a ruler to find the middle of the 15" dowels, and mark with a pencil. Take some kite string and tie it around the middle of one of the sticks, using just a plain granny-knot. (Picture 2) Grab the other dowel and make an "X" , holding it with your left hand, and then start winding the string around with your right hand, going under over under over. (Picture 3) Once you get a good amount of lashing, bring the string between the sticks a few times and then tie it  off.

If you want you can add a bit of hot glue to hold the knot better.
moldypizza1 year ago
Cool
moldypizza1 year ago
Cool
I love it. So rad to see the TARDIS up in the sky!