Pocket Sized Paper Kite




About: Engineering Enthusiast

It's small , it's Cheap , It's the samllest flying toy you can make with some office supplies

Step 1: The Materials and the Tools

First of all Thanks for choosing my instructable and i hope you enjoy it.
It is based on this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/EY531XQ6DQEP287Z4P/
In order to make our kite we will need these:

A A4 Sheet of paper
A 10x10 cm sheet (you can make it by cutting a normal sheet )if you want you can make it with a post-it note
A pen or a pencil
Clear tape or masking tape ( i recommend using both)
Cotton or nylon string (the thinnest possible)
A small mauly ( #19)
a paperclip
A used Zip lock bag ( clean!)
a hole puncher ( optional)

Swiss tool (or pliers and scissors and hobby knifr and magnifier)
Calculator (optional)

Step 2: Measure the Sheet

well this step is virtually easy you need to take measure of the length and the height of the sheet
so we will make a "clone " of the sheet but in a really small size 3 times smaller you can use you mind or the calculator and write the final results in the center of the sheet
the measurements of the sheet must be
21.5 x 28 (centimeters not inches)
And Divide it in 3

Step 3: Let's Make the "daugther" of the Sheet

once you divide the results in 3 you need to make the small sheet out of the 10x10 sheet
Mark the small sheet with the pencil
you have no excuse the results are there
and mark the length and the heigth

for doing this first mark the length and a little line in the 7.1 one
and then the heigth like the last step and mark the 9.3

this sounds hard, but it's esay, use the photos for visual aid

Step 4: Cut

Well The photo Explains The whole step itself

Remember cutting the heigth and the length with scissors or hobby knife

Step 5: Prepare the Foldings

Well you will need to mark these points in the small sheet of paper

in the right up corner 0.8 cm
And in the left down Corner 1.9 cm
And make a diagonal line between those lines
then fold that line and tape
and cut in the half the tape leftover
and bend the leftover in the inside part
This step may be hard but take this advice
"use the photos for visual aid"

Step 6: Making It Look More Like a Kite

first straigthen the paperclip and look at the front part ( the widest part) and cut the left over paperclip
and then tape it in place

Remember:"use the photos as visual aid"

Step 7: Let's Make the Tail

use the photos for this step you willl need the ziplock bag

first,cut a ruler (not literary)just the measurement
and the cut half centimeter of the ziplock bag
and cut one side so you will have a large strip
tape it to the opposite side of the wide side
up and down so it will strong

Step 8: That's It!!!

for this step you need to spool around a mauly first make several knots in one of the mauly's arms and then spool i recomend about 150 - 250 loops
place tape in the down part
make a hole 2 centimeters from the end and 1/2 cm from the top
make several knots



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    19 Discussions


    Reply 12 years ago

    or a "barbie purse" if you fold the handles together.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    well we call them bulldog clips also maybe its the region you live in (i live in the southeast)


    9 years ago on Step 5

    I don't get it - tape it to what?Am I supposed to make another small sheet of paper, fold it likewise and tape them to each other?Please, help

    wEiRd LOAD

    12 years ago

    I like it, how bout a tater chip bag for the skin?


    12 years ago

    ooo, it would be fun to use this with one of those mini fans that u might have on your workspace


    12 years ago

    One more thing that you should do next time oyu write an instructable, is stick to words in the title that actually describe the project. A micron is 1E-6 m, I hightly doubt that your kite is infact that small, I was really looking forward to making a tiny kite :( (good job though)

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    Reply 12 years ago

    i don't know how do i post it like "micron-sized" }, excuse and thnaks for the comment


    Reply 12 years ago

    actually only in windy days you can use it in calm days by cutting or reducing the tail depending in the situatiion


    12 years ago

    this instructable doesn' make any sense at all...


    12 years ago

    I think that using the word "Micro" would be better, because it gennerally used for small things. Even if they are not 1/10,000 (or is it 100,000?)


    12 years ago

    Excuse me and thanks the comments will help me in improving the next instructable I hope yyou like it