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Kites

Kites
Kites
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Stephanie Sims
167 Projects
Hey! Let's go fly a kite!

How We Did It

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If you don't have a very light, plastic ribbon, cut up pieces of plastic garbage bags for the tail. We used light copy paper, too, instead of construction paper.
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The first thing we had to do was to fold the paper in half.
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Then, with the fold on the left, we folded one side over like this, leaving about an inch at each corner (notice we did not go "around" the bottom corner).

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We flipped over the paper, and folded the other side to match the first.
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We flipped it back over, and put a long piece of tape all along the spine of the kite.
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Next goes on the skewer - we measured, corner to corner....
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...and taped it down.
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We needed to make sure the rudder was straight, so we folded (creased) it back and forth, until it stood up straight.
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Maddie punched a hole about 1/3 of the way from the nose of the kite, for tying on the string.
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She put reinforcers on, so that the kite might last longer before tearing.
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She finished decorating (puppies, puppy prints, and dog bones), tied on the kite string, and taped on the kite tail.
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Out we went, into the world! In the backyard. In the neighborhood. Through the park... held securely to her scooter. So fun!!

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