Sled Kite from Plastic Trash Bag

By:

Teresa Gypin

Challenge: 

Let Them Teach You

To be in the spirit of the WFGKC and its challenges, I made this sled kite. I was actually glad to do it because sometime in the near future I'd like to try my hand at making a stunt kite. This project helps to jump start the learning process. I've been reading several books about kites, their history, materials, and how to make them, but I ultimately used a YouTube video on how to construct this particular kite. Note the printing on the bag of the second picture -- "this bag is not a toy"! I thought that was ironic! This kite does appear to fly, but I just finished it last night and there's no wind today; with walking around outside, it does fly a little.

Video Link: 

If the creator of the submission did not submit a video, the above link will take you to the recorded workshops from the WFGKC

Sled Kite from Plastic Trash Bag
Sled Kite from Plastic Trash Bag
Sled Kite from Plastic Trash Bag
Sled Kite from Plastic Trash Bag

Challenge Details:

Let Them Teach You

This is a challenge that can be accomplished in many ways. The point is to get someone to teach you a new skill useful in either kiteflying or kite making and take a photo of the end result. You can reach out to an experienced person and have them teach you a new skill, OR, ask your kid to show you how to build a kite and let them teach you. Do as they instruct, and show off your end results! This challenge is not about well you accomplish it, more about how you embrace learning. You can use a published tutorial, video, or other resource as your 'mentor', it does not have to be a person.

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