Let’s go fly a kite!

If you are feeling crafty, you can make your own kite.  A diamond-shaped kite is easy to make with 2 dowels and some heavy tissue paper. I made them myself all the time when I was a kid. You know, because eventually I let go of them and lost them and then I’d have to make another one. And I guess my dad had an endless supply of dowels. The instructions say to decorate your kite as a last step, but I prefer to color the paper before shaping it around the strings. As a child, I always drew a snake on my kites, zig-zagging it across the kite until it looked the snake’s head was at the top and the tail was at the bottom.

If you are not feeling crafty, look for something called a “pocket kite” or “parafoil kite” (affiliate link). These are very inexpensive and have no poles to get damaged when you inevitably crash the kite. They can be a lot of fun although they are small.

(Image credit: Andrea Kaulitzki)

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