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Kite kits are "guaranteed to fly". They are made from materials that kids can find around the home and use simple techniques, so they can be up and flying in no time.

The kite sails are cut from plastic film, which is made in Christchurch.

The spars for the kite kits will either be bamboo or plastic, depending on availability and quality. Where possible I source locally made materials, but this is not always possible.

 

The following kite kits are available:

PENTAGON - A fantastic flyer and straightforward to assemble. This kite suits kids who can be precise in their assembly and can tie basic knots. A good kit for middle school. 420 mm high with 1m tails.

SUPER SLED - An excellent flyer and a bit of a challenge to put together. This kite suits kids who can be precise in their assembly, are able to measure and tie good knots. A good kit for older children, or whole school workshops where big kids can buddy up with younger ones. 400 mm high with 1m tails.

These kite kits include:
- all materials required for assembly
- all materials pre-cut to size
- line and handle sets for flying
- instructions for easy kite making.

The kite kits use simple construction methods and materials that are familiar to children and easy to find around the home, so that they will be encouraged to go on to making more kites for themselves. The materials include plastic for the sails, plastic sticks for spars, plastic ribbon for tails, laminated cardboard handles and a cob of flying line.

You will need sellotape (wide, e.g.18 mm) and snips or dispensers to cut pieces off.

Making the kite kits requires some technical ability, e.g. placing tape accurately on the corners and tying knots, and as such are recommended for children year 3 and over.

To assemble the kite kits children need to be able to tie simple knots.

The kite sails can be decorated by the children and they will have their own individually crafted kite that will fly. I use Vivids to decorate the kites. Soft crayons and some soft pastels will also work. Poster paints, acrylics, stickers and glitter glue can be good, too. Water-based markers will wipe off.

The Kite Lady has designed laminated cardboard winders with easy grip handles and line winding area for little fingers to manage easily. They come with a cob of flying line for children to wind up their own line - good practice for their flying session!

Kite kits are supplied with the materials in bundles.
Kite kits are no longer available packaged individually
For quantities less than 20, the price is $9.00 each.
For bundles of 20 or more - $4.95 ea.

Line and handle sets can be purchased separately in packs of 20 - SBLWS $30

Other materials are not sold separately.

Orders are made up when payment is received. Please allow 7 days for time to make up the order and delivery to you.

COLOUR YOUR OWN DIAMOND KITE

It is time to grab those pencils and crayons and show off your colouring-in skills. The Colouring Your Own Diamond Kite keeps kids entertained for hours. Great for parties and an ideal present. This 60 cm x 60 cm diamond kite comes ready to fly with line and winder. A great flier in wind from 7 – 20 kph.

The Kite Day features popular show kites including the Dragon, Cuttlefish, Blue Whale and Crab.
The Kiwiana design features a rugby ball, buzzy bee, sheep, whale, Maori motifs and, of course, a kiwi.

Two designs:
Kite Day - PLCYD - $15
Kiwiana - PLCYK - $15

Contact us for more information or order here.