Friday, December 5, 2008

Kites

"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.



video

2 comments:

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.