Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How To Make Simple Chinese Kite

Chinese kites are very popular and most of them are easy to make. In this article we will look at how to make simple Chinese kite. As a beginner this project is very easy and helpful to understand them how to make a kite and basic theory of making kite. Different shapes, sizes and different materials use across the world to make kites. In my articles I try to discuss about very common kite designs, so that all the friends across the world can try these kites. Basically to make kites we use very light weight and thin papers or polyethylene sheets. You can use different colors make your kite more attractive, but when you select your sheet you need to specially focus on the weight of that sheet. Also for this kite we need couple of very light weight wood or plastic sticks and threads.

There is no any standard size to make a kite. Use your common sense and feelings to decide how big your kite should be. But need to understand that if you make very small kite that kite might not be able to fly since it could not be able lift its weight. If size of the kite is large mean the pressure on the it from air is high. This will lead to easily lift your kite into air.

Today I will talk about very simple design, but this is very important to try because you can easily understand most of the concepts behind how to make a kite. This is an art, but you need to have some science knowledge. But once you familiar with making kites you can make your own designs and show other how creative you are.

For this kite you need prepare some light weight paper or polyethylene sheet. Four light weight wood or plastic sticks. Carpentry glue and threads.

Figure 1: Design of the kite

As shown in figure 1 you need cut your paper into triangle shape. Then mark dash lines as shown in figure. Then paste wood sticks as shown in figure using carpentry glue. Next step is to bend over dash lines and paste it. Now you have made your kite. Next thing is how you fix threads to kite.Figure 2: Completed kite

As shown in figure 2 you need fix thread from the cross point to bottom of the kite. Then from middle of that thread you need to fix your thread wheel that you use to fly your kite. Now everything completed and go to the nearest beach or any place that you can fly this kite. Have a fun, good luck

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