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Kite Making With Kids, A Teacher's Story

Kite Making With Kids, A Teacher's Story

Kite making with kids is a win–win. The kids will be happy and that makes everyone happy. Kite making is a learning activity that is fun. In addition, they will learn that they can make their own flying machine. When you fly a kite, it opens a happiness center in you. It’s Universal. You can teach any subject with kite...

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Birds of a Feather - Cat Gabrel finally Gets To See Her Flock Soar

Birds of a Feather - Cat Gabrel finally Gets To See Her Flock Soar

I've had a fascination with flocks of bird kites, since the first time I remember seeing pictures and videos of the black sparrows from China. It was about 1998 when I purchased some 12 sparrows. I tried flying them individually several times. It seemed like a lot of work for minimal return in satisfactory flying. They remained safely stored away,...

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Los Alamos – Kids and Kites

Los Alamos – Kids and Kites

“How many kites did you say they can make in two hours?”~ Carveth Kramer Taos, NM In a sleepy little town in northern New Mexico, for 18 years, every third weekend in May, there has been a wondrous kite festival. Oops, did I say sleepy. Not really, for the town is Los Alamos (The Cottonwoods) and its neighboring satellite community...

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Kite Making With Children

Kite Making With Children

Kite Making with Children The Dermer Sled kite kit makes and excellent kite-making project. Looking for great DIY kite kit for you group project, schools, scouts, kite festivals, VBS and more. This kite kit has been used for more than 25 years. In-door and out door projects. It measures 15 inches tall (24 inches wide) and fits easily on most...

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Does Your Kite Need A Tail?

Does Your Kite Need A Tail?

Adding tails to your kite can be fun! It adds color and creates movement in the sky. It also makes your kite look bigger! Tails add drag (and weight) to kites. This often helps kites to fly with more stability, especially in higher winds.   In general: More wind = More tailLess wind = Less tail How much tail to add?  ...

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