Springtime breezes stir fond memories of Papa teaching me and my siblings how to make and fly a diamond kite. We made the kite from scratch with materials we had on hand – except for the wooden dowels that we purchased at a local hobby shop. Papa showed us how to create a tail, and attach the string, too. Then, we’d head out to an open field on a breezy day and set the kite aloft. It was so much fun – and the best part was having Papa’s undivided time and attention. J
If you’d like to make a simple diamond kite, here’s a terrific instructional video designed for beginners.
Note: You’ll have to watch a short commercial before the video begins. Be sure to have a paper and pencil handy to write down the materials you’ll need to assemble your kite.