Autumn is a time for flying kites


Almost-3-year-old and I made and flew a kite yesterday: her first go and my first in years. The frame is a satay stick poked through a drinking straw with the point subsequently removed. The skin is baking paper stuck on with packing tape. Tail is a bit of streamer but a strip of baking paper would also do! I read it has to be about 1.5x the long axis of the kite but haven’t experimented. The string is overlocker thread wrapped around an old toilet paper tube.
Result: it actually flew! The wind was a bit too inconsistent for a real test though. Colouring in the baking paper should be the next job. And more test flights.


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