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 a very important sustainable energy source, kites were used to harness the wind. In 1820 George Pocock created a “char volant”, a flying carriage, using a kite to propel a carriage. An interesting discussion of kites capturing the wind for generating power can be found at . http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/08/competitors-for-kite-generated-wind.html.


Kites…on a Roll® News

While we don’t supply the wind, Kites…on a Roll® utilizes the wind and fosters the “green” associated with kiting. The kite sail is a #4 category which lets you recycle it with other plastic bags. We have found biodegradable tails. Each roll is 1” x 100”, long enough to make 5’ tails for 20 kites. The material is made from wood pulp and degrades in 6-24 months. We have added yellow and pink to our tail material selections.

Two Very Special Dates: Sept. 22-27, 2008 American Kitefliers Association Annual Convention in Gettysburg PA.(convention@aka.kite.org), Oct. 12, 2008 Once Sky , One World, celebrating the universality of kiting wherever you are (www.oneskyoneworld.org ). Also, check www.aka.kites.org for many other kiting events during the next few months

Hints for an Easier Activity

Interesting Websites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp6hQtkjkGE. This is part of the series “How to Make a Kite: Making a Kite: Draw Image.

http://english.unitecnology.ac.nz/resources/units/kites/home.html. This is a unit plan for 4th year class.

http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/kites.htm. This site lists a lot of different kite topics for you to pursue.

Craft idea: Use highlighters to draw on the kites. Just make sure the ink dries before touching the sail or the colors will smear.

If you are ordering kite kits for a special event, please indicate the date you need them in “Special Shipping Instructions” section of the Order page.

If you did not receive an email confirmation after you placed the order, please note that the order did not go through.


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