The playwork book . ty inches long, and afterjoining the two ends of your strips of clothtogether make at intervals a narrow cas-ing into which insert the ends of yourspars. You can either place the casingsat equal distances on your material, or youcan arrange it so that the open ends ofyour kite form oblongs. Now have fourflat spars of thin wood measured to makediagonals at each box end of your kite,and bore a tiny hole in the middle of eachto insert a pin when the kite is stretched.At the ends of these diagonals cut a rec-tangular notch to hold the spars apart, tiethe kite-string considerabl

The playwork book . ty inches long, and afterjoining the two ends of your strips of clothtogether make at intervals a narrow cas-ing into which insert the ends of yourspars. You can either place the casingsat equal distances on your material, or youcan arrange it so that the open ends ofyour kite form oblongs. Now have fourflat spars of thin wood measured to makediagonals at each box end of your kite,and bore a tiny hole in the middle of eachto insert a pin when the kite is stretched.At the ends of these diagonals cut a rec-tangular notch to hold the spars apart, tiethe kite-string considerabl Stock Photo
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The playwork book . ty inches long, and afterjoining the two ends of your strips of clothtogether make at intervals a narrow cas-ing into which insert the ends of yourspars. You can either place the casingsat equal distances on your material, or youcan arrange it so that the open ends ofyour kite form oblongs. Now have fourflat spars of thin wood measured to makediagonals at each box end of your kite, and bore a tiny hole in the middle of eachto insert a pin when the kite is stretched.At the ends of these diagonals cut a rec-tangular notch to hold the spars apart, tiethe kite-string considerably nearer one end KITES 129 of the kite than the other, or you can at-tach a balance and fix on the kite-string- bya slipknot. This kite needs no tail, andcan be folded and rolled away by slippingout the diagonal spars. Figure 103—a round box kite. This can be made of very strong brownpaper pasted so as to form a wide tube, likea large paper bag with the bottom cut out.Only two spars are needed. Inside the pa- 102.. Figs; 102 and 103.per tubes arrange near each edge a circle of cane, as is used in basket-work or for stretching out the crown of a cap. Set this into place and lace through the paper a strong string and lash the cane through to the spar. This should hold quite steady if 130 THE PLAYWORK BOOK

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