# My Diamond Kite

## Blueprint

The blueprint shown is my blueprint of my Kite that I created.

## Materials

The materials below are what you'll need to make a kite:

• Paper (Tissue, Wax, Cloth, etc.)
• Tape (Any)
• 2 Wooden Dowels
• String
• Scissors
• Decorations (Your choice)
• Ribbons or Extra Tissue Paper
• Popsicle Stick

## Steps on How to Build a Kite

Step 1: Take the 2 wooden dowel sticks you have and place on over the other. Step 2: The 2 sticks should make a cross, With that tie a string around the middle of the cross. Step 3: Place your Tissue paper on a sturdy belonging and lay the cross on it so it fits. Step 4: Tape the cross onto the tissue paper and make sure it sticks. Step 5: Poke a hole threw the center of the tissue paper and stick a string threw it. Step 6: Tie the string around the center of the sticks (Like Step 2) and make a knot. Step 7: Take the ribbon or tissue paper you have and cut it into 3's, Then tape or glue it to the bottom of the kite. Step 8: Take the string you connected to the middle of the dowels and wrap it around the popsicle stick. Step 9: Decorate your kite with glitter, stickers, drawings, etc. Step 10: Go outside and fly your kite!

## Diamond Kite

The video shown below will help you while you make your Diamond Kite.
Diamond Kite

## Question #1

In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southampton to London. Since road taxes were based on the number of horses used to pull a carriage, he was able to avoid any taxes! The 60 mile trip took two hours. Modern kite buggies now go twice as fast but seldom go as far. How fast was the carriage moving?

Answer: 25 Miles Per Hour

## Area

The Area of a kite is bxh (Base x Height). So we measure up our kite and got 21 as the base and 15 for the height. We multiplied and got 315, Then we divided by 2 and got 157.

## How To Fly Your Kite

You take the Popsicle stick (or what you used) that is connected to the string and bring the kite outside. Start running and let your kite fly high in the sky!

## Question #2

In 1847, A Kite flown by Homan Walsh aided in the construction of a what?

Answer: Suspension Bridge across the Niagra River

## History of The Diamond Kite

The Diamond kite is the most popular type of kite in the world today. Diamond Kites are simple to make too, which makes them a popular choice for kids. Kites were first invented 2800 years ago in China! The Chinese already had everything they needed for it, They had all the materials. Although people may say that Europe made the kite first that is wrong. Kites were brought to Europe in the 16th and 17th Century from sailors from Japan and Malaysia. Kites were also instruments in the development of the Wright brothers when building the first airplane in the 1800's! Over the next 100 years, Kites were patented and made by different companies.