Saturday, 4 August 2012

lets go fly a kite.....

As a very frustrated little miss M comes storming into the living room holding on to her kite ( a plastic carrier bag and a string) and with a stamp of her foot, the kite thrown down to the floor, and the frustrating whine " my kite is rubbish!!"  as little miss M erupted in to an all mighty strop I quickly googled how to make a kite thinking anything is better than a 4 year old on melt down. I stumbled upon this site ......


it was a life saver, although I had to make a few alterations due to lack of time, little miss M's patience and resources. The results were very pleasing and avoided melt down.



All you need to create our version of this kite...

  • 2 bamboo sticks one of 18 inches and one of 22 inches.
  • an old large carrier bag
  • sellotape
  • ribbon
  • string
  • scissors
  1. take your two bamboo sticks and make a cross shape make sure the shorter stick is the one to go across the top, secure them using sellotape.
  2. cut the large carrier bag sides so it opens in to a large sheet
  3. place your bamboo cross on top of the carrier bag and cut in to a diamond shape leaving 2 inches between the sticks and the edge of the kite.
  4. now fold the top, bottom and side points over the stick ends securing in place with sellotape.
  5. now fold the edges over twice to get the kite shape and secure with sellotape.
  6. take a 22inch piece of string and thread it through the top securing with a knot and do the same at the bottom.
  7. now fasten a long piece of string to the middle and we attached it to a pencil so little miss M did not get to tangled up whilst manoeuvring her kite in the garden.
  8. finally a 30 inch ish piece of ribbon to tie to the bottom of your kite.
  9. now your ready to ........go fly your kite.

Im linking this with coombe mill country kids

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
have a lovely weekend

Crazy Daisy Mum

x x



8 comments:

  1. wow this is a brilliant tutorial!! i must remember to make one of these thanks for your very clever kite making post and i bet you were glad to have discovered the site for the inspiration after such a wet week!! x

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    1. Thank you so much, I just had to share such a fantastic find, and a fun way to spend an afternoon. xx

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  2. I love this! I would never have believed you fly a basic homemade kite that well, so impressed and will be lining this up as a great activity for a windy day! thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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    1. Thank you. Honestly I truely surprised myself and Little Miss M was truely amazed it flew so well, hope you have as much fun as we did x :-)

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  3. Im liking this post very much!It looks great fun and in theory I would like too make a kite.Knowing my skills tho Im not sure wether to attempt it!

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    1. thank you, Im so glad you enjoyed my post and honestly this kite is so easy to make and so much fun once made please atempt it, hope you have as much fun as we did x x

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  4. This is great!! I'm SO going to try this, love a bit of recycling! Did it really fly that well? x

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    1. Hi thank you and honestly I was absolutely amazed how well it worked a great cheep alternative to those pocket kites you can get x x

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