Different Types of Kites By Nnamdi Obi

The Delta Kite

The Delta kite works very well in light winds, and is very easy to build

All you need Is some paper, cut it into a triangle with a curve at the bottom, then make some crossbars out of dowel rods and glue them to the ends.(It wouldn't hurt to make an extra dowel rod as a midsegment of the two sides!). You can also use cloth, and other types of fabric

The Box Kite

The Box kite requires medium-high winds, depending on how heavy you make it.

To build it you will need 2 sheets of newspaper, four 1/4-inch dowels, packing tape, 2 sheets of copier paper, a ring, and kite string. For tools you will want to have a hack saw (or something to cut the dowels), scissors, and a pencil.

The Diamond Kite

Diamond Kites are versatile and can be used in various wind speeds, just requring basic adjustments

To begin the project, gather together four broad-sheets of newspaper(or other fabric), two 4-foot dowels (1/4-inch diameter), kite string, packing tape, five sheets of copier paper, a stapler, a yardstick (or tape-measure), a pencil and a key ring.

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