two thin wooden sticks tightly together with string to make a cross.
Using a penknife or file or hacksaw carefully put two notches on
the outer end of each wooden stick. The string will slot into the
notches to prevent it sliding. Tie a piece of string tightly around
the outside of the cross to effectively make a kite shaped frame.
Ensure the string slots into the inner notch you have made. (The
outer notch is reserved for the guide strings). I have shown a 'Clove
hitch' knot in the animation which works well in this case.
PAPER: Actually a bin
liner also works very well! Place the kite frame over a large piece
of paper and trace the outline. Draw in some flaps to fold over
the string and cut the paper out to the correct shape. Attach the
paper to the kite by folding the paper flaps over the string and
gluing or taping it back onto itself.
TAIL: Make a tail by
cutting small rectangles out of paper, fold them in half then feed
them through loops in a long piece of string. Pull the loops tight
to squeeze the rectangles into little bows. Tie the tail to the
bottom end of the wooden pole.
GUIDE STRINGS: Cut four small pieces of
string. Tie one to each pole slotting it into the outer notch you
prepared earlier. Tie all four pieces of string together in the
centre of the kite so that they line up above the 'Cross' of the
poles and form a nice pyramid shape. Tie the main kite string to
the knot of the 4 smaller strings.