Most people purchase pre-made kites from a department store, but pre-made kites can be costly. Luckily, you can make your own handmade kite from basic materials. Handmade kites can also be very decorative. You can paint your handmade kite in vibrant, beautiful colours that match your home decor, and can hang your kite proudly in your house.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 2 wooden dowels, 16 inches and 24 inches
- Hot glue
- Hot glue gun
- Masking tape
- Tempera paint
- Ribbon, 1-inch width
Place a 24-inch wooden dowel onto a table or flat surface. Place a 16-inch wooden dowel on top of the first dowel in a perpendicular manner. With a pencil, mark where the second dowel lies on the first dowel. Set the second dowel aside. Squeeze a dollop of hot glue where pencil marks are, and place the second dowel back onto the first dowel in a perpendicular manner. Allow the glue to cool completely.
Open two sheets of newspaper, and place the dowels diagonally on the papers. Carefully fold the newspaper over the perpendicular dowels, and tape them onto the dowels with masking tape. Make sure that the tape is very secure.
Paint your kite with colours that match your home decor. You can paint a scenery, a beautiful pattern, or an abstract design on your kite. Allow the paint to completely dry.
Carefully poke a hole in the centre of the kite, and slide a piece of twine around the area where the dowels cross over each other. Knot the twine tightly. Tape a ribbon to the end of the kite with masking tape. Your kite is now ready to be displayed or flown.
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