Spring 2010

Spring is on its way!!!! Daylight lasts longer, seed catalogs arrive in the mail, garden and boat shows excite visitors, and National Kite Month is on the calendar. Kites…on a Roll® News National Kite Month is scheduled from March 27, 2010 to May 2, 2010. Visit www.nationalkitemonth.org for loads of …

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Fall/Winter 2009

Kites…on a Roll® News Kite making isn’t just for kids anymore! Check out the picture of the delta on Delta Kites Page. The kite was made for a male wellness conference, participants’ average age is 55. Hints for an Easier Activity We found a wonderful permanent marker for decorating the …

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Summer 2009

We are often asked how our kits are made. For several years I have been associated with a wonderful sheltered workshop, an organization that employs people with developmental disabilities to handle various services such as assembly (what they do for us), light manufacturing, packaging, etc.. By using MRPC, I have …

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Spring 2009

Coloring between the designated lines, outside the lines or within your own design is always a fun activity, no matter what your age. We want to create our own mark, reveal a bit of our personality or declare “Look what I did!” Kites…on a Roll® products encourage you to do …

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Fall/Winter 2008

Lauren Bacall is quoted as saying “Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.” Making and flying your own kite really lets your imagination soar. The other plus for making your own kite is the value of learning to read and understand instructions–a really important life skill. If the …

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Summer 2008

There is a lot of talk about “green”; there is a lot of activity about “green” and a lot of products that proclaim to be “green”. Kite fliers talk the talk and walk the walk; Kite flying is a very “green” activity. Even before all the discussion about wind being …

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Spring 2008

We hear a lot of wonderful stories from people using our kite kits. Several stand out as wonderful examples of the fun and sense of accomplishment people feel when they make something that works from a kit. One related the experience of an 8 year old who had never shown …

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Fall/Winter 2007

Autumn is my favorite time of year for kite flying. The colors, the smells, the absence of bugs, the cooler temperatures and very steady winds make this an almost letter perfect season. Obviously a lot of other people agree too, because there are a lot of festivals scheduled for this …

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Summer 2007

We close much of our printed material with “With Kites…on a Roll®, Play Matters!” The concept of play is extremely important especially now that school is out for the summer. Many articles today bemoan the fact that kids aren’t adding play to their childhood experiences. Consider kite flying as one …

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Winter/Spring 2007

As the days get longer, we turn our thoughts to Spring: its chores, its new beginnings, its seasonal delights. Kiting fits into each of these aspects: cleaning and repairing last season’s flyers and flying line, checking out the new products or making a new kite, running outside on the first …

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