by Melissa Jaramilllo and Julie Snyder
What child wouldn't love to feel the tug of the wind on a string? Kites have been mentioned throughout history for over two thousand years! Their uses have been extremely varied. Did you know that kites have been used in battles (warriors judged the distance needed to travel by measuring the line), as a fishing technique (fishermen allowed the kites to appear as a bird over the water dropping a *bait* line in), for study of the weather (air currents, wind velocity, temperatures), and much more? Of course there was the famous experiment by Ben Franklin on electricity. Man's desire to fly has also been touted by kites. Most of all they are just plain fun!
Here is all you need to make our super easy kite (appropriate for flying in light winds):
You can decorate your kite before or after creating it.
Julie Snyder is a mom of six, interested in kids, pregnancy, birth, people and lives in the outlying Seattle area. Melissa Jaramillo is mom to many. She's passionate about building, encouraging, and strengthening families on this adventure known as parenthood!
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