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Making Up the Kite
You will need: 5 bendy straws and one simple 'T joint ' for the frame, a light plastic supermarket bag, some craft glue, packaging or electrical tape, a few meters (yards) of coloured wool and a blob of plasticine or play dough.
Take three bendy straws and tape them together at both ends and in the middle so that they lay flat and firm.
Alternate the bendy bits in this bundle from end to end.
Slide the body section onto the middle of the 'T joint' with a little bit of craft glue on the pipe cleaner.
Then, with glue again, add the two sail straws X, one on each remaining leg of the joint.
Lay your frame on the flat side (remember that the body is three straws high), adjust your angles and allow to dry.
When your joints are dry roughly cut out a section of the plastic bag.
Run a bead of craft glue along each of the straws on the flat side and press down on your plastic sheet and allow to dry thoroughly.
Finishing Off and Flying your Kite/Glider
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