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How-To: Tetrahedtral Kite




It’s going to be a beautiful weekend; go fly a kite! Built with straws and Tyvek by Instructables user emilyfis.

8 thoughts on “How-To: Tetrahedtral Kite

  1. Emily says:

    The link is missing “htt” at the beginning. Easy mistake.
    I’m looking forward to making this kite. It gives me a great excuse to get a big pack of bendy straws (my favorite things in the world)
    I wonder…. how would the kite perform if it was made of fused grocery bags?

  2. How-To: Tetrahedtral Kite Becky Stern says:

    Thanks for catching that! The fused plastic bags might work just fine!

  3. haptician says:

    Hi Becky and Emily:
    You can use any thin, lightweight material for the kite sails. Just make sure the material is securely fastened to the kite skeleton.
    Thanks for the post!

  4. Kim P. says:

    My dad used to make these with his 5th grade class every year. Instead of wire he used string and instead of material he used colored tissue paper. The tissue paper allowed the kids to personalize it a little by choosing different colors. They flew just fine and made a pretty decoration to hang from their bedroom ceiling when they were not flying them. :)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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