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The Easiest Way Of Making A Kite - Articles Surfing
Buying kites from the market is what parents usually do for their children. But sometimes children like to make it their own. Let us find out the easiest method of making a kite in a party.
We have long since learned that where many boys are working with tools it is better to have saws and hammers for each. We had supplemented our own supply by borrowing from our friends. So that each boy would have a place to work without interference we had put in a supply of strong apple boxes from the corner grocery. These make excellent individual work benches.
For a small outlay kites all ready to assemble can be bought at the dime store, but Chuck felt the boys would enjoy making their own.
The kites are really simple to make. The frame is made with two or three sticks to form a cross, or an X with a crosspiece. Tiny nails from cigar boxes can be used to nail the sticks in the form wished.
By cutting a groove in the ends of the sticks, a strong string can be strung from stick to stick forming the frame on which to stick the paper.
The kite frame may then be covered with common tissue paper, light-weight wrapping paper, or even newspaper. We chose crepe paper because of its decorative value. It is a little harder to paste, but kites covered with crepe paper fly very smoothly.
When each boy had completed the body of his kite the tail came in for consideration. Because the tail must be as light as possible to avoid weighing down the kite, we tied small pieces of paper about a foot apart on a long light string. The small pieces of paper are loosely rolled, then tied in the middle like a bow.
Before too long the boys had finished their kites. While they were waiting for the paste to dry we called the boys up to the kitchen for refreshments. To keep in the groove with boy taste we served the traditional hamburgers and buns, with brimming cups of hot chocolate in which floated a marshmallow. The birthday cake dessert was decorated with nine small kites of frosting with a candle in the center of each.
Lunch over; the boys went to the school ground to test-fly their masterpieces. Before they left the house we gave each a card on which we had typed the following safety rules for good kite fliers. These rules are issued by the Safety Service of Electrical Companies throughout the country, and the National Safety Company.
A good kite flier does not fly his kite near electric telephone or trolley wires, or near high voltage transmission towers.
At dusk Chuck's father rounded up the gang of happy kite fliers and took them home. Each boy declared he enjoyed making his own kite and was pleased to have it for future flying days. The boys voted Chuck's party "a high-flier of a birthday party."
Gang of boys in Chuck's birthday party really enjoyed flying their own made kite. And they have developed a new and a various way to make a kite. It helps them to improve their ability as well as give them a new good hobby.
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