20 Kids 20 Kites 20 Minutes Material list, Feedback & Pictures Instructions
* 20 sheets of brightly colored 8 1/2" x 11" multipurpose printing paper
* 20 Plastic coffee stirrers work quite well or 8" bamboo bar-b-que shishkabab sticks.
* 1 roll of florescent surveyor's flagging plastic tape. Available at any hardware store.
* A plastic bag cut in a 1" wide spiral all around will also make a great tail.
* 1 roll 1/2"wide masking tape or any type of plastic tape..
* 1 roll of string. (At least 200', 6 to 10 feet for each child.)
* 20 pieces of 1"x 3" cardboard on which to wind the string.
* Hole punch.
* Fold paper in half
* Rotate 90 degrees and fold paper diagonally
* Flip over and tape the spine
* Tape the cross Stick perpendicular to the spine
* Tape the tail to the bottom of the kite
* Flip kite over and fold spine back and forth
* Punch hole in the spine opposite the cross bar
* Tie string through the hole and fly
* Bring scissors to flying field.
* Cut knots and tangles quickly, re-tie and keep em flying.
* If one side of a kite gets crunched, crunch other side
* On windy days a longer tail helps balance the kite.
1. Fold a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper in half to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
2. Fold again along the diagonal line A in Fig.2. This diagonal line can be determined by making a mark at the top 1 inch from the fold and a mark at the bottom 3 in. from the fold and drawing a line between these marks.
3. Fold back one side forming kite shape in Fig.3 and place tape firmly along fold line AB.(No stick is needed here because the fold stiffins the paper and acts like a spine.)
4. Place bar-b-que stick from point C to D and tape it down firmly.
5. Cut off 6 to 10 feet of plastic ribbon and tape it to the bottom of the kite at B.
6. Flip kite over onto its back and fold the front flap back and forth until it stands straight up.(Otherwise it acts like a rudder and the kite spins around in circles.)
an additional piece of tape.Tie one end of the string to the hole and wind the other end onto the cardboard string winder.