This is my weekend proyect, based in a simple kite and the origami dragons that I pleated when Iwas child, It is part of a serie of origami dragon kites  and hope you enjoy

For the dragon you will need

- some pieces of paper (can be a great one)
- sew and needle
- some of glue /tape
- scisors
- some patience and origami and maths skills

Note this kite its a complex version of THIS ONE (link) I recomend study that instructable before continue


Este es mi proyecto de fin de semana, basado en un cometa mas sencillo y los dragones que plegaba de niño, Es parte de una serie de dragones que he hecho y espero que les guste.

Para el dragón vas a necesitar:
- algunas piezas de papel (o una grande)
- hilo y aguja
- pegamento /cinta adhesiva
- Algo de paciencia, habilidades en origami y en matemáticas, tampoco vienen mal

Nota: este Intructable, es una versión complejizada de ESTE OTRO (link), recomiendo que lo estudien antes de continuar.

Step 1: Preparing the paper - preparando el papel

you need cut the paper into this pieces

for the body: a strip of 12 X 48 cm (maybe you need use the scisors and the glue)
for the wings part: a square of 24 cm on side
for the head: a 18 cm square is fine (by experience I used a 12 cm and doesn't look god)

I had some pieces cuts like squares of 24 cm, Because that I use 2 strips and glue when are folded, but if you care, the order doesn't matter.

necesitas cortar el papel en las siguientes piezas

para el cuerpo: una tira de 12 x 48 cms (quizas nesesites pegar papeles)
para la parte de las alas: un cuadrado de 24 cms por lado
para la cabeza: un cuadrado de 18 cm esta bien (yo use uno de 12 cm y no se vio bien)

Yo tenia algunas piezas de papel cortadas en cuadrados de 24 cms, por ello use 4 tiras y las pegue cuando ya estaban plegadas, si tienes cuidado, no importa el orden en que lo hagas.

<p>hello i got an idea for a pointy tail:</p><p>http://up.picr.de/17364869uw.pdf</p><p><a href="http://up.picr.de/17364898sc.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://up.picr.de/17364898sc.pdf</a></p><p>The first pdf shows the cutting-pattern on a 24x24 cm square sheet</p><p>The second pdf shows the already assembled tail before folding</p><p></p>
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<p>yeap! when I was a 12 years old kid (really, I am a 27 years old kid now) I used origami like this for make dragons and aligator puppets. when I discovered this one http://www.kiteplans.org/planos/paperkite/paperkite.html I tought I can do it simple, and start my experiments in origami-kites. I think the pointly tail is a great idea, I didn`t use for this one, but for the puppets are nesesarie! (i remember I cut pointly after the origami part) </p>
<p>i find no 24 cm x 24 cm paper</p><p>does it fly if i use 20 cm x 20 cm paper and scale all vaules down?</p><p>and</p><p>On wich crosspoint of creases you tied the kitestring?</p>
<p>I think yes, the origami is about proportions, but the tick of paper is a important factor.<br>I had to cut my own paper for origami, I used the 24 cm as reference for scaling.<br><br>and I used the third crosspoint, I hope helped you<br></p>
<p>hello i made a foldingplan of the wings-piece with a round point for the kitestring-point:</p><p><a href="http://up.picr.de/17422113li.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://up.picr.de/17422113li.pdf</a></p><p>is this the right position for the kitestring?</p>
<p>yes! but I have to confess I improve this dragon as a simplified form of a bigger one (you can see photos at http://papelyviento.katriko.cl/tagged/Dragon )</p><p>I think your diagrams are very clear, can I use your diagrams for my instructables? </p>
<p>yes you can use them</p><p>And here an idea for a different shape with the pointy tail i already shown you</p><p>and with pointy wings, i think, they look more natural.</p><p><a href="http://up.picr.de/17431539qm.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://up.picr.de/17431539qm.pdf</a></p><p><a href="http://up.picr.de/17431542bg.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://up.picr.de/17431542bg.pdf</a></p><p>in the first file you see the original shape of your dragon with pointy cutting lines to create the new shape.</p><p>iv the seccond file you see the weady assembles new shape.</p><p>in both it&acute;s before folding.</p>
<p>why you sayd @ step 1 you glued 2 pieces of paper together for die body, but in your pictures underneath the text i see 4 pieces for the body.Did you make the strip 96 cm long?</p>
<p>I tried to make that, but the kite had too much weigth, because that I use only the half of the 96 cm strip</p>

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