Introduction: Tarp Kite

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a cool kite that can make you fly

Step 1: What You Need

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a big tarp

some rope

a harness if you dont whant to hold on to the string

Step 2: Making the Kite

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first take 2 edges from the tarp and tie them together with enough string left over to hold on or tie to your harness also make sure to have a good grip because it will drag you down and if you are wearing a harness tie it to the harness

Step 3: Flying It

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find a windy day and hold up the tarp so that the wind can cacht it and hold on tyte depinding on your tarp sise the wind will take longer if it is biger and shorter if smaller

Step 4: Have Fun

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have fun but be careful I got hurt doing this so im not reasposible of any injury's


Kite builder (author)2014-02-07

Hello in your photos i cannot see how your kite should look like...

Can you make better ones?

yorniloc (author)2010-04-18

what were the extent of these injusries?

Alomphega (author)2010-04-13


Here you can see a video of a kite made with a tarpolin :

The blog is in French tongue, but you don't need to understand to watch it...


TheFawns (author)2010-02-15

hey, well other people can try it then take pics :) if i ever do ill take a picture and post it so you can see, ill even post a video, which would be awesome 

jacobzman (author)2009-09-04

can yo make it with a tent fly

pineapplenewton (author)2009-07-25

have you seen this work ever

danlab (author)2009-06-03

I once made a kite out of a tarp with a pvc pipe frame. Long story short, it dragged about six people a hundred feet before it hit the beach and self-destructed. (It needed a heavier tail, it had 6 soda cans full of sand {which nearly killed someone } but the kite was still too unstable and would not stay upright in the high winds known to Oregon Beaches).

456acdc5443 (author)danlab2009-07-25

wow that sounds more high tech. than mine but i just saw my tarp and some rope on a windy day and i said why not?

TheFawns (author)2009-04-13

sounds badazz! i wanna try

movie man (author)TheFawns2009-06-15

man I thought of doing this before I saw this. Still I'm gonna try it. Can it lift you off the ground??

456acdc5443 (author)movie man2009-07-25


imthatguy1125 (author)2009-03-19

how high does this get

depends on how much wind there is and how big your tarp is

how high have u gotten it

high enough were it lifted me off the ground so pretty high

pineapplenewton (author)2009-03-27

do you have a picture of it in the air?

no we only have a few windy days where i live

its not really worth our time to try this unless we know it works so without a picture of it working the insttructables not really compleat

sorry i havnt had any windy days ever sence the day before i made this

AdrianReef (author)2009-04-18

...more pictures... ( in air ) please...

456acdc5443 (author)AdrianReef2009-05-31

im sorry i cant not enough windy day where i live

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