high aims in kite construction

the building of paper kites offers access to a wide field of experience: getting to know the materials of bamboo and paper. the dyeing of india paper with precious, colourful drawing ink following the japanese shibori technique. an introduction to the history and mythology of the kite in different cultures, using visual and informational material. analysis of the construction and technical elements of kite-making. the fine motor skills required to position the bridle and tensioning cord as well as the flying line. and finally, the sense of achievement in launching the self-built kite with the experience of flying techniques and the natural principles of wind flow.