A wide variety of materials can be used to make miniature kites. Many can be found in your home right now, but remember, the most important factor in building small kites is the weight of the final product. If you're going to make a small kite, it must be very lightweight. "Lighter flies better."
|bamboo wood||photo||white glue||photo|
|nylon fishing line||photo||yellow glue||photo|
|brush bristles||photo||model cement||photo|
|balsa wood||photo||rubber cement||photo|
|tissue paper||nylon thread|
|rice paper||silk thread|
|typing paper||cotton thread|
|wrapping tissue||polyester thread|
|polyester fabric||rayon thread|
|plastic bags||human hair|
For a free sample (No longer avaialable)
Search around your house for nylon bristle, thread, balsa/bamboo, model cement or glue and rice paper or lightweight tissue paper (Kleenex doesn't work well). Then experiment. Try some of the plans on the "Plans" page below.
If you would like to buy materials, see the kits page below.
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