Flying kites at the park or beach serves as a long-cherished activity for families, friends and even single individuals. Making your own kite at home is a craft you can complete with basic materials. Knowing how to create a circle kite gives you the ability to make a truly custom kite for flying and impressing people with your creativity. You can also hang your home-crafted kite upon your wall as part of the decor.
Things You'll Need
- 2 squares of silk, 24-by-24-inches
- Circle stencil, 12-inch circumference
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks
- 2 bamboo sticks, 12-inch
- Kite string roll
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Place the circle stencil over the center of one of the silk squares. Mark around the outline with a marker. Cut out the circle with the scissors. Repeat this step with the other sheet of silk fabric to create two circles.
Place one of the circles in front of you. Ease out the wrinkles.
Place a stick, vertically, in the center of the circle. Layer one horizontally across it. This creates a lowercase "t" in the center of the circle that reaches the edges.
Squeeze a thick line of hot glue across each bamboo stick, allowing the goop to run down each stick. This adheres them to the silk circle. Let them dry for 10 minutes.
Tie one end of the kite string to the bottom of the vertically arranged bamboo stick. Tie four secure knots around the end to keep the string in place. Squeeze some hot glue over the knot to further secure it.
Squeeze the hot glue around the circumference of the circle. Layer the second circle over it and press the edges together. This conceals the sticks between the two circles, completing the circle kite.