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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- Makey Kite Template
- Pushpin, craft knife, or anything with a sharp point
- 2 straws
- Stapler with staples
- Kite string
- Ribbon or paper streamers
Print this one page Makey Kite Template.
Make some folds.
Fold the Makey template down the middle along the dotted line in the “mountain fold” style, as specified by the template.
Now make the two “valley folds” on either side of your mountain fold.
Cut the excess.
Cut off the yellow portions of the template.
Fold the Makey in half again along the mountain fold and trim any edges that don’t line up.
Add first straw.
Cut one of the straws in half and place it in the center of the Makey Kite.
Secure the straw in place by stapling above it on either side of the black dot that is in the middle of the M.
Add second straw and tail.
Now staple a full-length straw across the back of the kite at the two points specified on the template (behind Makey’s elbows).
Then staple your kite tail to the place specified on the template. Feel free to decorate your kite tail with bows!
Take your new kite out on a windy day and watch it fly!
Make your own kite design with your favorite character. Can you make a better kite with heavier paper?
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