Advice 1: How to launch a kite

The Chinese believe that the soaring kite carries away all disease and adversity. Run air snake – is entertaining and easy task that does not require special skills. Simply find a suitable place to catch a good wind.
How to launch a kite
Choose the right place to launch the kite. Is enough open area of size 40 by 40 meters. Make sure that the space is not very crowded with people, there's no wires and obstacles to wind, such as hills, houses or trees, making it a speed and direction is unstable. The perfect place to launch is from the sea, blowing from the water by the wind.
Make sure that the wind force is sufficient to launch a kite. Grass under your feet and the branches of trees have considerably to move, and water should be visible ripples. While not a strong wind the kite can break, and the wind blowing in your face, will make the process run uncomfortable and will detract from the pleasure.
Determine the direction of air flow, exposing to the wind your face or paying attention to the grass, branches, flags or smoke.
Ask a friend to take the snake in hand and unwind in the direction of the wind 20 meters of a rail. Standing with his back to the wind and face to the snake, slug, push the guard rails. At your request, friend need to let go of the snake. In a strong wind to stay in place, since snake himself has to climb up. If land is not enough wind, run off back a little until you feel that caught the wind serpent is torn up.
Keep the snake in hand or the other. Start to pull back, not unwinding the guard rails to the end. When the serpent rises to the maximum height of the free part of the handrail, pull him to the ground and, fixing guard rails at the bottom, begin to retreat back again, thereby lifting the snake to its maximum height. Perform this maneuver a few times to reach that height where the wind will allow the snake to climb into the sky without your help. Use this method in a weak or uneven wind, or if space is not enough to run.

Advice 2: A kite with his own hands

Kite flying is a favourite amusement of boys of all ages. It was launched three hundred years ago, run now – the relevance of toys over the years, not subsided.
A kite with his own hands

Now available is all, and buy such a toy will not be difficult. But more interesting to make a kite with his own hands. For this you will need a sheet of paper or cloth, thin strips of wood and shingles, and thread to control the kite.

First of the chosen material, cut out a triangle or diamond of irregular shape, elongated downwards. The edges of the canvas, as well as the center cross pattern small nails to attach shingles. You can go the other way and first make a wooden frame, and then pull on the paper or fabric. It must be done as tight as you can to kite didn't resist the wind and was obedient.

To increase the density of the paper it is impregnated with water after drying, which increases the degree of tension of the canvas. If on paper drawing with watercolors, the additional impregnation is not required – watercolor abundantly soluble in water, and this moisture will be enough.

After making the main part of the snake, you need to tie it to the twine to keep the balance of the design. For the coil cut three strands and attach them so that they met in the center, exactly and without warps. At the convergence of the ends fasten with knot, and in this place attach one long string, or even reel to fly a kite as high as possible.

A kite can be of any size and color. You can make it swallow or cut in a heart shape, you can decorate his tail with bows or butterflies, can be performed on it application. It's a matter of taste. In any case, a kite made by your own hands, always more colorful and interesting than those that are sold in stores.

Run the snake should be there, where the air space is not intersected by wires, where do not interfere with the trees and the roofs of the houses. Ideal is a field.

In the process should participate at least two people – one running ahead, slowly unwinding the string, the other holding a snake and periodically throws him out. Thus the caught air flow. As soon as the serpent rises, the string need to unwind to great length to give snake the necessary freedom.

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