Make a kite
Make your own kite and have fun flying it!
You will need:
A strong superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex), squared wooden bars (4 and 8 mm), large pieces of paper with different patterns, a cloth, scissors, a knife, a pencil, a ruler and a reel with 30m of cotton thread.
A knife, scissors, a cloth, a pencil and a ruler
With the knife, cut the 8x8 tile wood bar with a 75 mm height. Repeat the process for the 4x4mm wooden bar this time with 65 mm height.
To assure a better adhesion, clean with a cloth the wooden bars.
Create the central arc.
With the 4x4x65mm bar and a piece of cotton thread, make an arc. To do so, tie the cotton thread to one edge of the wood with a plain knot and reinforce it with two drops of a strong superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex). Arch the wood until the thread arc is 60mm long. Make another plain knot on the other edge of the bar and fix it with the strong bonding adhesive.
With the pencil and the ruler, draw a triangle rectangle with 25mm height and 30mm long on one of the pieces of paper. Take another sheet with a different pattern and repeat the process, this time inverting its direction.
Then, on other two pieces of paper, make a triangle rectangle on each one with 30mm height and 50mm long. You should leave a 2mm paper frap on the sides you just drew. Once you have the pieces of paper drawn, cut them with scissors.
Fold the flaps you have made on the arc. Apply the pieces so they make a rhombus that is 75mm height and 60mm long. With the strong bonding adhesive, glue the flaps on each other, pressing for 10 seconds the contact area. Then glue the flaps to the kite paper body making sure they stay fixed.
Glue the central wooden bar to the paper body.
Apply a strong superglue in a linear way on the 8x8x75mm wooden bar and position it from top to bottom in the center of the kite. Press the area for 10 seconds.
Position the edges of the wood and thread arc that you have built in a way they match the corners of the kite rhombus. The arc wood must be facing up. Apply a few drops of the strong superglue on the place where the two wooden bars meet to assure they remain glued between them. Press for 10 seconds.
Apply the product on the same way on the two points of the arc to assure the paper glues on the wood and the cotton thread. To reinforce the adhesion, apply a drop of adhesive where the central wood and the arc cotton thread meet.
Decorate and install the tail.
With the scissors, cut a 1,5 m strip of cotton thread. Tie pieces of paper in ribbon shapes to this strip, with 100mm between them. Glue the tail to the wooden bar at the bottom of the kite with strong superglue.
Very carefully and using a pencil, make small holes diagonally on the paper, on the area where the two woods cross and make the kite skeleton, one on each side of the wood. Pass the 75mm cotton thread through the holes and tie it to the wood, making sure the thread is kept on the inside.
Reinforce the adhesion with one drop of strong bonding adhesive. Glue the other thread point to the same place where the tail is glued to the wood. Reinforce it with one drop of adhesive. With the same thread, make a bow at the middle of the thread you just placed.
Finally, tie the cotton thread reel on the bow of your new creation and your kite is ready to fly high! Enjoy the wind with your children now that you've learned how to make a kite. To help your kids reach higher inside the home as well, build them a nice step stool!