Today was our local fiber group meeting. We made kites and then went out and flew them. I have never made a kite before and I can’t remember the last time I flew one. It was really simple to make the kite and we had a lot of fun flying them.
Wally, Bunny’s husband, helped us with the kites. He already had a pattern made and we used plastic garbage bags to make the kite. We just traced around the pattern and then cut out the kite.
Here’s Wally and I.
I’m tracing out a pattern.
Here’s Carole and Wally getting the next bag ready to trace and cut.
I’m not sure what Louise was saying at this point but,
Then we taped sticks to the kite.
Reinforced the edges with tape, burned a hole through the plastic and tied the two edges with string.
We added tails with ribbon and attached the long strings to fly the kites.
And off we went to the park to fly them.
Here’s Bunny flying her kite.
We decided to try a different location since there wasn’t quite enough wind.
It was starting to get cold but the wind was good.
Everyone got into the act!
It was amazing how well the kites flew.
We had a great time. So my suggestion for you is go fly a kite.
I was still grinning when I got home. It was so much fun and to see the blue kites in the air was incredible. Thanks Wally and Bunnie.
I know Carole, it was great fun.
It looks like you had a great time – the best pleasures are simple ones. It took me back a few years (ok, half a century) and I smiled to remember the fun I had with my dad flying kites on the beach.
I can’t remember when I last flew a kite before this. It was certainly close to the half century mark.