Make & Fly a Kite
$5 - $10
Flying a kite offers lessons in wind forces, lift, and velocity. Building that kite enriches the lesson with structural engineering, design engineering, and mechanical engineering. Check out the related links below for a few ideas on how to build different kites then head off to Michael's or Walmart to grab your supplies.
Any beach is an ideal location for kite making and flying. The winds are usually available to make it lift. A park might be a good location for building the kite.
Supplies can be found at:
Michaels or Walmart (They're in the same shopping center.)
18902 Rehoboth Mall Blvd
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Project Materials List
2 wooden dowels
Newspaper, fabric, trash bag, old tarp, or some sort of wind-resistant fabric
Strong tape, more like duct tape than Scotch tape
Kite string or fishing line
Related Web Links
Ideas, Notes, & Tips
Just remember that building the kite is probably going to be more memorable to the child than actually flying it.