Thursday, December 25, 2008

Week Eighteen - Kites

Make a kite with the following materials:
10 straws
2 sheets of newspaper
10 paper clips
10 mailing labels or 10 inches of tape
5 wooden sticks (from outside unless you have others)
5 feet of string

Take a picture. And, see if you can get it to fly! If it is too cold outside, use a blow dryer to test it! Send pics and/or video.

If you get really interested in kites, check out this site.

1 comment:

Tim Parish said...

A whole section of my website happens to be devoted to kids'n'kites.

Besides the videos and pictures featuring a pint-sized kite pilot (my own little boy!), there's a plans page for a very simple diamond kite.

Heaps of background info on kites which might interest older kids too.