Making a Malay Bird Kite is half the fun with our easy pattern and blank canvas to inspire creativity
Of all the kites out there, the flat, two-stick kite has the most storied past. The kites were made to contact the wind spirits, to be part of the native ritual and folklore, and to actually catch fish. Today, these kites bring joy to all ages and generations together. Few activities are as carefree and fun as flying a kite.
We have made it easier than ever to enjoy kite flying by making the whole experience memorable. The kits are easy to use and come with a sample pattern kite to follow. The decorating of the kite is fun for children because they can use their favorite colors, symbols and patterns to make something that is their very own. The best part is that the flat, two-stick malay bird kite is one of the easiest to fly.
For great information on how to make the most out of your Malay Bird kite making experience, view our tips and activities page.
- Each kite is 24” x 24” with about a 9’ single tail
- Pre-cut birch sticks, 24“ long (2 per kite)
- Flying line (150' wrapped around a plastic handle)
- Workshop packet containing the history, science and culture of kites, time-saving suggestions, activities, and additional readings
- Instructions and kite safety tips imprinted on the plastic
- A sample kite pattern for you to make ahead of time
Each Malay Bird kite kit roll (or unit) contains material to make 20 kites: patterns of sails/tails for 20 kites, 20 sets of pre-cut sticks and 20 sets of kite string wrapped around plastic handles.