Best Ever Paper Kites

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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The sky is filled with animals! Dragonflies, falcons, multi-coloured peacocks, bats, huge bumble bees, swallows, seagulls, fireflies, ladybirds, eagles, geese, an albatross, even a flying zebra! Of course, these are all actually kites. Now you can learn how to make these 19 fabulous designs. Every project is different, which means that every one will have its own flight pattern! Kite Basics - Aerodynamics - Stability - Bridling - Launching - Construction Materials - Step-by-step Craft Instructions - Step-by-step Line Drawings. * Each project kite is illustrated in a full-page full colour photograph and a grid plan which can be enlarged on a photocopier to provide a template. * Every other spread provides continuing story of the history and mythology of the kite in different cultures - China, Japan, Maori, Polynesia, Thailand, India, Bali and Ancient Greece, plus in modern Europe and America, their use in military, meteorological, aviation and artistic functions.
 

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