WHAT YOU NEED:
4 x 92cm thin bits of bamboo, the bamboo will need to be thin enough to fit inside a drinking straw (you can use bits of dowel or any light thin similar thing)
4 x 36cm long bits of thin bamboo
4 x drinking straws
String (for tying joints together)
A large plastic bag (would be cool if it’s an interesting colour as it will be the colour of the kite) the plastic bag is to be cut and taped into two rectangular pieces 28cm by 122cm
Cheap kit string on its reel
WHAT TO DO:
1) Get your 2 pieces of 36cm bamboo and tape them together in the middle so you end up with 2 crosses
2) Attach the four 92cm pieces of bamboo to each end of the crosses. Do this so that the crosses are 15 cm inwards from the ends of the 92cm bits of bamboo. Do this by: making strong joints for where the x’s connect to the 92cm bits by. Grab some straws, cut them to about 6cm long. Cut a slit in the middle of the straw. Fold the straw at the slit so that you have a 90’ angle. Then slide it 16cm down the 92cm bits of bamboo. Repeat this step at both ends of all four bits of 92cm bamboo. Around each joint wrap some tape and string to make it extra strong (don’t want to add too much weight though) “the squarer and more level i can get it the better”
3) To strengthen the frame: wrap a bit of string around the outside of the square around the x area. At each post you come to (the corners of the square) do a lap around the post before heading to the next one
4) Grab the two bits plastic and tape/ wrap them around each end of the kite - cut off any excess plastic
5) Grab some masking tape and fold it over the edges of the plastic so it is strengthened
6) Make a hole in one corner of the plastic at the top of the kite. Put a 92cm piece of string through the hole and tie it around the post. Repeat this with the other end of string directly below this hole but at the top of the other bit of plastic.
7) 37cm down the string from where it attached at the top, tie your kite string! It’s done!