This is a simpler version of the box kite. By making it out of everyday materials and changing the structure so that it’s more rigid, all you need is an afternoon to make this simple and colorful kite.
The directions here are for making a single cell (image is a pyramid of four cells), and the largest we’ve ever made is ten without needing stronger materials. (It’s the straws that bend under the weight). You can add a tail to keep it from spinning during flight.
Here’s what you do:
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