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Sled Kite

Project #10217
10217

Use Classroom Series Dies to assemble and decorate your own Sled Kite!



Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Drinking Straws, Plastic Trash Bag or Tissue/Crepe Paper, Straws, Kite String, Rubber Cement or Tape

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. TIP - Apply a piece of tape along the open end of the die-cut to us as a guide (Figure A).
  2. Fold an 18" x 12" sheet of construction paper (or material of choice) in half. Align the folded edge of the paper with the open end of the blade (Figure B).
  3. To increase the rigidity of the Kite, tape stirring straws along the length of the outside folds as shown (Figure C).
  4. Cut a piece of string approximately 3" in length. Securely tie the ends through the holes on the tips of the outside panels. Make a simple loop in the middle of the string. This will ensure that your guideline stays centered (Figure D).
  5. Make tails from 1" - 2" strips of plastic trash bags, tissue paper, crepe paper or a similar lightweight flexible material. Attach them to the bottom of the Kite, one below each support straw. Length of tails will vary depending on the strength of the wind and the weight of the slected material (Figure E).
  6. Tie guide string to the front of the Kite and you are ready to fly (see Main Photo)!

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

  • Figure E

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