How to Make Your Own Kite at Home

homemade-kite-topMaking a kite is a fun activity to do, although kites are not really expensive to buy in stores it is still rewarding to be able to make one.

Here are the steps to which you can follow to make a kite.

First, prepare the things that you will need, namely: yardstick or rulers, utility knives, two dowel rods, stiff construction paper, strong string, glues, x acto knives, pair of scissors, kites, and ribbons or strips of cloth.

Second, cut a 16 inches long dowel rod and with your ruler find its middle and mark it.

Third, cut a 24 inches long dowel rod and again using your ruler find the third of the length and mark it.

Fourth, shape a cross sign using the two rods. Make sure that the markers of the two meet.

Fifth, tie the two rods in the portion where they meet us ing a thin yet strong string and cut the excess string off.

Sixth, make notches on the end of the two rods using your utility knife.

Seventh, the top of your kite’s frame has a notch, put a string on it and tie it around the rod. Make sure that it is securely tied and then tie it around the frame’s edge. It should perfectly fit the notches of your rods.

Eighth, once you get back to the top of the kite’s frame, tie both ends together securely.

Nhow-to-build-kites-2inth, now that your frame is done, place it on a large piece of paper, and cut it out using a pair of scissor or a utility knife, whichever is comfortable for you to use. For the parts where strings are visible give at least half an inch space.

Tenth, glue the paper to the frame using your glue. Just make sure that the paper and the string are securely glued to each other.

Eleventh, on end of each short rod of your kite, fasten a string on them. Make sure that the string is longer than your rod.

Twelfth, on the end of each long rod of your kite, fasten a string on them also bearing in mind that the string must be longer than the rod.

Thirteenth, tie the two strings together at the point where both overlaps.

Lastly, glue some ribbons at the bottom of your kite which will serve as your kite’s tail.
Enjoy your kite!

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