Julie - the Kite Lady has been designing and making
her "guaranteed to fly"
kite kits for many years. The kite kits include all materials
required for assembly, pre-cut to size, flying line and handles,
and straightforward instructions for easy kite making. They
use simple construction methods and materials that are familiar
to children and easy to find around the home. To assemble
the kite kits children need to be able to tie knots. The kites
can be decorated by the children so they will have their own
individually crafted kite that will fly.
Over 12,000 kites are bundled up and sent throughout New
Zealand each year for schools and holiday programmes. These
fit within the technology, language or maths curricula and
suit children from year 3 and over.
Julie - the Kite Lady runs workshops which include
making and decorating a kite kit, learning about the best
materials to use for making kites which are usually found
around the home, talking about why kites fly, how to make
them fly and how to fly safely,
Kite workshops, including Christchurch's celebrated TV2
KidsFest, allow me to share my passion for the joys
of kiting with children of all ages.