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Jewel pocket kite

Posted: Tue, Jan 16 2007, 09:42 PM
by Chris
I got bored last night and decided to make my three year old daughter a kite. I had picked up a 5 dollar pocket sled at Jewel a few weeks ago(go figure), and decided to tear it apart, and make templates out of it. It is similar to the pocket sled Mike showed Ken and Myself how to make(I blame Mike for this whole sewing thing :P ), except the scoops are sewn as part of the front of the kite.

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Including the reverse engineering, it took about two hours from start to finish. The original kite didn't have that cool pink fuzzy tail, I had to try one, really easy and looks neat too :mrgreen:

Here's Maddy with her new kite:
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We'll go out and fly it tomorrow :up:

Re: Jewel pocket kite

Posted: Tue, Jan 16 2007, 10:03 PM
by Babbman
I wish I was bored... :rotfl these catherine's wheels are major projects when you do a 48 cell...

That kite looks great... I hope it flies well..

if it does, I'll have to borrow the plans from you and make one for Elie...

Re: Jewel Pocket Kite

Posted: Tue, Jan 16 2007, 11:00 PM
by Sheyala
Aw, that's adorable! :up: And so fast to make!

Re: Jewel pocket kite

Posted: Tue, Jan 16 2007, 11:34 PM
by Frodos Majik
Nice colors, did you let Maddy pick them? Looks great, she will have a blast with it. Will also be proud as a peacock when asked, where did you get it and says "DAD made it for ME!!" :wink: :up:

Re: Jewel pocket kite

Posted: Wed, Jan 17 2007, 05:14 AM
by Chris
She wanted a pink kite, so I had her pick the other two colors. I never would have thought to choose pink, purple and yellow :shock: ; but I like how they look together :up: I might make something bigger with those colors :wink:

Re: Jewel pocket kite

Posted: Thu, Jan 18 2007, 12:28 PM
by Babbman
Chris... you should move this to the 'Complete Creations' topic...

Here's a plan I found through kitebuilder forums for a pocket sled...

Pocket Sled