Friday, December 5, 2008


"The kite was first invented and popularized approximately 2,800 years ago in China, where materials ideal for kite building were readily available: silk fabric for sail material, fine, high-tensile-strength silk for flying line, and resilient bamboo for a strong, lightweight framework." -taken from Wikipedia

So one of the activities that was suggested for our study was to make a kite. I didn't really know if I would do this activity or not, but I guess I had to prove Amy right. I didn't want to do something too complicated. I found these instructions at Instructables to make a one page paper kite.

The kites - Miriam's, Cameron's & Luke

Cameron's kite

Luke's kite - Notice his dragon, cricket and chinese symbols

I didn't really expect these kites to work...but we actually had some success.

Luke had more success...but really just because he tried more times.


Laura said...

Aww... these are cute! Good action shots too :)

Amy Shelby said...

This was great! I knew you would do this. Great job! Maybe we can get together again sometime to do a group project. The boys have been asking for that for a while.