How to Make a Hexagonal Box Kite
Materials and tools:
Cut your dowels to length. Cut six dowels to 26 inches in length and cut six dowels to 17 1/2 inches in length.
Take your dowels that are 17 1/2 inches long and mark them in the center. Do all six of them.
Take three of those dowels, and using the center marks you made, overlap them and tape them together with masking tape. Form a star like you see here in this picture.
Make a second one just like that first one. And line the two stars up so they are pretty much the same. They should be close to identical in how they form a star.
Lay a star out on a big piece of foam board and make a mark at the end of each star point. Do this on two pieces of foamboard. You can also use cardboard.
At those marks you made use a piece of dowel to punch holes. Punch all the holes.
Now take those two pieces of foamboard and insert your long dowels (26 inch) in them to form this shape. This is simply a jig to help you make the kite easily. This jig holds the wooden dowels in place so you can make the kite.
Push those foamboard sheets in toward the middle a bit and mark the end of each dowel at three inches. Do this on this set of six and the set of six on the other end too.
Watch the video:
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