I would not say that kite flying is a national sport in my country but it sure is fun. Since last year I could not find a kite in the shops (whether because it is popular so it was sold out or maybe because it is not popular, so the shops don't offer kites - it's hard to tell), I decided to try to do something myself.
Instead of dowels, I used the parts of these old eating pads (I do not recommend buying these, they are very difficult to clean).
I've cut a longer and a shorter stick and pasted them with some "super glue." According to the dimensions of crossed sticks, I've cut out diamond shape out of plastic bags and attached it to the sticks (I used crepe tape).
I tied a piece of string at the longer stick and there it was, our kite was all set for flying!
We repeated the whole process once again (probably you've noticed the two different samples at the photos), to avoid sibling-fights, so that each of my girls can have her own kite. Who ever has got two children, knows what I'm talking about.
After the extreme heat, we finally have some mild wind here, so we quickly tried our kites. The girls enjoyed the preparation and in the right wind, the kites were happily flapping and we had so much fun.
I am definitely happy because of the fact the kites weren't torn apart at the first wind, as I was afraid of, so I believe that we will be playing with them the entire summer.