Go Fly a Kite

Today was our local fiber group meeting. We made kites and then went out and flew them. I have never made a kite before and I can’t remember the last time I flew one. It was really simple to make the kite and we had a lot of fun flying them.

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Wally, Bunny’s husband, helped us with the kites. He already had a pattern made and we used plastic garbage bags to make the kite. We just traced around the pattern and then cut out the kite.

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Here’s Wally and I.

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I’m tracing out a pattern.

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Here’s Carole and Wally getting the next bag ready to trace and cut.

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I’m not sure what Louise was saying at this point but,

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACarole is replying!

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Then we taped sticks to the kite.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERACut some kite string.

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Reinforced the edges with tape, burned a hole through the plastic and tied the two edges with string.

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We added tails with ribbon and attached the long strings to fly the kites.

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAnd off we went to the park to fly them.

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Here’s Bunny flying her kite.

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We decided to try a different location since there wasn’t quite enough wind.

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It was starting to get cold but the wind was good.

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Everyone got into the act!

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It was amazing how well the kites flew.

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We had a great time. So my suggestion for you is go fly a kite.

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4 thoughts on “Go Fly a Kite

  1. It looks like you had a great time – the best pleasures are simple ones. It took me back a few years (ok, half a century) and I smiled to remember the fun I had with my dad flying kites on the beach.

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