Things to prepare:

  • 5” x 11” paper
  • Barbecue stick
  • Threadj
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon with wide area

What to do?

  1. Fold the piece of paper in half.
  2. Mark a point on the top of the paper about one inch from the fold.
  3. Mark a point on the bottom of the paper about one inch from the open side.
  4. Imagine, or draw, a line connecting these two dots.
  5. Fold the top corner of the paper down along the line that you’ve just created.
  6. Next, flip the paper over and fold the other side down to match the side you just folded.
  7. Flip the paper back over so that it looks the way it did in Step 5.
  8. Tape along the middle layer.
  9. Place a barbecue stick across the kite, as shown, and tape it in place. You’ll probably have to cut the barbecue stick down to size with your scissors.
  10. Flip the kite back over and straighten the part of it that looks like a spine.
  11. Mark a spot about a third of the way down the spine, and about half an inch from the edge. Put tape over this mark to reinforce it on both sides.
  12. Use your scissors to make a hole in this spot.
  13. Tie your kite string through this hole. Make sure to use a good knot!
  14. Tape a length of ribbon to the back of the kite, at the bottom.

Now, your kite is ready to fly!  Enjoy flying your kite!

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