When they were younger, my kids decided they were going to make kites together. This sounded really nice, except no one really got along. The eldest had suggested it, so I assumed he was going to corral.
I was very wrong. Turns out, he had suggested that HE do it & the younger two decided that they wanted to do what their older brother was doing. He was prepared for the other two snatching supplies out of his hands & them fighting each other for garbage bags to use as the kite material. It all ended up with them wrestling in the middle of the floor!
They had plastic garbage bags.
“This sounded really nice, except no one really got along.”
Kites need wind to be able to fly. This means indoor stadiums like football domes or gyms are not good places to fly a kite. This also means that vacuums like that of outer space are also not conducive to flying kites. Look for an outdoor area with enough space to run around with your kite.
Any kite can be a stunt kite but some are easier to do tricks with. By simply tweaking the kite line, you can make it spin, stall, do tricks... check out some of the videos on YouTube with trick kites.
I love building and launching model rockets. I've been doing it since way back in middle school. The only downside so to speak, is that a rocket's flight isn't a particularly long one. It blasts up, then comes down.
As a kid, we had a rope swing hung high up in the backyard oak tree. I loved this thing, but it only got harder to use after years of wear and tear, and growing up. Recently I discovered power kiting, and I love it.
The box kite is one of the "greats" of the recreational kite world. There is a lot to like about the box kite, but the very nature of a box itself confines us to the 3rd dimension. It's time to branch out to the 4th.