Kites are inexpensive to buy but making one adds to the fun. You’ll be especially proud when your diamond-shaped creation takes to the sky.
Cut two lengths of doweling rod, one 16 inches long and another 24 inches long. Measure each cut piece with a ruler. Mark the shorter, 16-inch piece at half its length and mark the longer, 24-inch piece at a third of its length.
Place some string in the notch at the top of the kite frame and wind it around the top of the rod.
Using the kite frame as a template, cut the paper with scissors or a utility knife. Leave an excess of about 1/2 inch when cutting around the sections of string. Smear glue along the outside edges of the paper and fold it over so that it encloses the string and secures itself to the paper inside the frame as well. Make sure you use enough glue and spread it evenly enough to attach the paper both to the string and itself.
To make a tail for your kite, secure several ribbons to the bottom of the kite using strong glue.