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Make a Kite
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Step 13: Either tape or knot a 2-yard-long string to the bottom tip of your kite. Then, take your ribbon and tie bows around the string. The tail of your kite will add stability when it's in flight.
step 13 illustration

Now, it's time to fly your kite! Find a breeze and an open space with no power lines or trees. Let the wind work its magic! (Hint: If your kite jerks or dips when you fly it, try moving the location of the flying string knot up or down the bridle.)

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