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11 May 2006 1444 BST
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Picture: the finished kite in the sky Let's go fly a kite! Make the most of the windy weather by making this cool kite with our easy instructions.

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Step 1
Draw a template on cardboard, to fit the size of your sail material and cut it out carefully.
Picture: cutting out the material
  Step 2
Use sticky tape to fix the template on to your sail material.
Step 3
Carefully cut round the template. Now you have the sail. Use straws (up to 30cm) or pea poles for the two poles. Cut these to size if they are too long.
  Step 4
Attach the poles to the sail using electrician's or waterproof tape. Lightly press the tape on to the sail first, press the tape hard after making sure everything is in the right place.
Picture: kid flying a kite Step 5
Turn over the sail and bend over any spare bits of sticky tape. Cut a piece of flying line that is six times longer that the length of your kite (180cm). Bring the ends together and tie them in a knot.

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