Fun to build and exciting to fly, kites are a universal expression of joy and wonder for enthusiasts of all ages. Asian Kites for Kids features kite building projects that are beautiful and functional ideal for teachers, camp counselors, parents, and budding young kite makers themselves. Kite making is a traditional Asian craft and an important aspect of folklore that uses common materials to create beautiful works of art. In fact kites are just as much fun to build as they are to fly! The colourful, easy-to-follow instructions will have readers building and flying fifteen different models from across Asia including China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. With Asian Kites for Kids readers will learn to build: A Butterfly kite from China A Cobra kite from Thailand A Mini kite from Malaysia A Shield kite from Korea An Octopus kite from Japan and many more! This book includes sections on safety, the anatomy of kites, troubleshooting tips, as well as an index of online retailers and resources. Spend hours of fun with your kids and friends crafting handmade Asian kites and exploring the great outdoors while watching your ingenious creations soar.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 mm
"Likely to please both armchair enthusiasts and outdoorsy types..." -School Library Journal
"If you are a crafter that is interested in kite making ideas, you will love this little gem of a book. Wayne Hosking, the author, is a world-renowned kite authority and teacher. The book covers every aspect of kite making from the history of kites, supplies needed, terminology, tips, and tricks to safety rules. This publication will teach you everything you need to know to make and fly kites successfully! Although it is written for children, adults will appreciate the information!" - EasyPaperCrafts.com
"-the next time your children are bored, instead of just telling them to go fly a kite, tell them to build their own kite, first and they'll learn new skills and culture along the way, too!" -Castle View Academy