Creating kites dates back to many years ago for various people from various backgrounds and culture. Besides for flying a homemade kite, creating one is a fantastic method to display your innovative and individual talent in relation to arts-and-crafts. For children who are in search of a fun holiday activity, making your own kite and then been able to fly it in the right weather conditions is ideal.
However, the pre-constructed kites are generally more popular nowadays and their prices are normally inexpensive. Even though many parents or individuals prefer to purchase these pre-arranged kites, making your own kite and the efforts utilized is far more exciting and rewarding. One of the main advantages in making your own kite is that you can choose from a variety of colors and construct the kite to your own personal size or shape. With just a few simple items these steps can support you in making a kite you can be proud of.
The Items You Will Need
•A sharp and clean knife
•A strong and thick fishing line
Steps To Making Your Own Kite
Use your knife for cutting your bamboo into 2 pieces. The longest length of the bamboo will be used for the backbone of your kite and will be placed in a vertical position. The shorter bamboo stick will be placed crossways on the vertical stick. Use your string to tie the sticks together where they meet at the midpoint. To ensure that the lengths that divide this cross section are equal, use your ruler in order to calculate the correct measurements.
Use your razor or ask your mom or dad help you to form a tiny incision on the end part of every bamboo stick. This incision will need to be deep enough to ensure the fishing line can easily be placed in them without falling out. Then take your fishing string and insert it into each incision along the length of the kite. Continue by pulling this string around the entire kite until you are able to make a loop on the top part of your kite. Make sure you wrap your string around a couple of times to ensure that your structure is stable.
Take your plastic bag and place it under the structure of your kite. Then cut around the shape of your kite with your scissors ensuring you leave enough plastic to wrap around each edge of the triangular shape. Once you have cut out the shape use your glue on the plastic around the borders and wrap the plastic around each border tightly. Make sure you cover the areas where the string is enclosed.
Use another length of string and connect the string at each end. Once you have completed this step fasten the string at the point where the sticks cross over in the center. This is the point where your string will enable you to fly your kite.
The last step involves tying a string to the bottom end of your kite to create the tail for your kite.
Warnings And Tips
•In order to re-enforce your frame on your kite use spray glue at the center where the two bamboo sticks meet.
•When you fly your kite, stay away from power lines. If your kite gets tangled in a power line you will not be able to retrieve it.
•You can use these same steps with a few minor adjustments to create different shapes for your kite such as octagons or a squares.
If you would like your kite to have more strength, when constructing your frame, make sure it has a slight bend.
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