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4B Wed~esday, May 30, 2001 A World for Kids Bullet,n, PrG+ Kite making materials: (You will probably need an adult to help you) Feather Publishing news- papers Bamboo BBQ skewers (25cm or almost 10" long) Plastic balloon tube (at least 6 cm or 2.5" long) String or plastic ribbon for tail Twisted Nylon "netting repair.+ line (heavy gauge fishing line) for kite line Twist ties without the pa- per coating, or thin, bend- able wire Sturdy clear tape. or masking tape a big-, thick sewing nee- dle a piece of string with bows on it (about 1.5 meters long), or a long plastic rib- bon or tape. You can get it from the hardware store. + nvJl'~15 Diamond Kite 1 !! How to make a kite: 1. Make a cardboard/pa- ]y well so they don't come16. This will be your left per template of the diamond apart and don't poke any- side stick. Stick one end in- shape shown, about 15.75" by thing, to the balloon tube and tape 15.75" down and across. 9. Take your piece of bal-it in firmly. 2. Make the point where loon tube and put it under17. Tape the square end the sticks cross around 8cm your new, long stick, in the (sanded) to the left point and or 3-3/16" from the top point, middle of one of the shorter tape down the loose tape. 3. Make a little hole at the sections, not where you You want the paper on that point where the sticks cross taped it. side not to hang loose again. on your template. 10. Using the thin wire, 17. Do the same thing on 4. Lay out a full sheet ofwrap the balloon stick andthe right side. newspaper (you can use twothe bamboo stick until they 18. Cut off about 60cm of layers to make it thicker) on are joined together (kind of fishing line. Have an adult a table, and then trace fike'figure eights going both help you melt the ends so around your templatel mark- ways). Twist the end of the that they don't unwind. ing through the hole on your wire closed really tightly, 19. Thread this piece of template for the center of the and tuck it around your fishing line through the big sticks, joined sticks. 5. Keeping both layers of 11. Take your long stick needle. Put the needle through the tape at the hot- paper together, cut out your with the attached tube and, tom corner of the kite, down kite shape, with the tube near the top, then up through again. Take The fun part: Decorate lay it long ways on your pa- the needle off and knot the your kite with markers, per diamond. This will be string really tight. Then crayons, paint, etc. The kite your up and down piece, thread the other side of the is flipped over so that the 12. Using your strong string through the needle. fiat side faces down, so you tape, about 5-Tcm long, tape can see it. Draw on the side down the stick at the top of 20. On the decorated, flat that won't have the sticks on the kite. Fold the tape so it side of the kite, push the nee- it. covers the whole top and dle through the mark at the 6. Cut the balloon tube in- wraps around the other side crossed sticks so that the to a 6 cm piece. Holding the and back. Fold down the needle comes out on the ends of the stick in both corners that stick out andstick side. Take the needle hands, put one thumb in the tape them down, too, so the off and knot the string center and slowly, gently kite has a point on top again, around the crossed sticks re- bend the tube just a bit. If it 13. Tape down the bottom ally tightly. breaks, try again, but be gen- end of the stick in the same 21. Take your plastic tape tier. way. If you can, try to make for your tail and fold it in Note on balloon tube: the the paper diamond taut, but half to find the middle. kite will work without this not tight. You want it not to Thread one side of it under piece, but not as well. hang loose, the stick at the bottom end of 7. Take four of your barn-14. Slide your balloon tube your kite and knot it there. boo skewers and, using up until the bent point is22. Attach your flying sandpaper, round the cot- over the mark you made on string (really long, maybe nersoffofthesquareends, your paper, right where the even 100 feet or more) by 8. Take two of the bamboo sticks cross, knotting it to the loop of sticks and put the pointy 15. Take two more barn- string on the flat, decorated ends together. Measure it to boo skewer and cut off theside of your kite. 39.5cm or 15.5" iong, and tape pointy end and sand them Viola! You're ready to the two sticks together real- smooth, fly!!! Hey, kids! Got a book review, editorial, or article you'd ' 1 positively final! Here's when it s due--absolute Y, 200~,,, SchQdul~- L June 13 July i1 August 15 September 12 like to submit to our kid's page? October 17 November 14 December 12 Any kid up to age 14 can en- will be fun and games: and re- ter to win a grand prize for freshments at this family the most creative, best-flying event. Dads, moms, brothers, kite made from ONLY the ma- sisters and friends are invited terials below, to join in for the kite flying The prize will be awarded fun. Watch for the July kids' _ leidoscoF ...Tour ..76te Enter the Kaleidoscope Ko- at a kite flying day, scheduled page (out June 27) lShar rner Kite Kontest' for Saturday, July 14. There details about locaUlmr~ld time. 1. newspaper needs tO be newspaper~ |~id 2. any kind of taPe +, 3. wooden dowel ] abl CLUES ACROSS CLUES DOWN 1. Belly 1. Low, female singing 4. Elephant's nose voice 7. California or New York 2. Medications 9. Aladdin's friend 3. Hospital ward (abbr.) 5. Light olive-brown color 6. Not there 8. Note to follow sol Fill in the blanks below, and discover 12 common musical terms. 1 P T H 7. TA F 8. T MP 2. _ON 9. S A P 3. ME O_Y 4. H_RM N 10. _HY_HM ll. BE T 5. _HO_D 12. _LAT 6. SC LE The Kids Uve and Student Kids Live and the Student will be having practices on Council are putting on anoth- June 4, 5, and 6. This event er event at Quincy Elemen-will be held on June 12. tary School. We are having a Yow Secretary, variety show! Kids who were ~ Stevenson selected at tryouts in May 4. bamboo skewerS J~e i 5. plastic tubing, a~ ~+a 6. magic markers 7. crayons 8. pencils and pens L 9. paint 10, string or fishingw [ 11. wire 12. plastic surveY"[ m for tail 13. paper bows or su~l "= for tail -~ cardboard for te /D 14. only. l 15. hot or normal 1"-,,,. & Kaleidoscope going to be run- ning a new fea- ture, the Girl I Scout of i, " the~i , \~y Month! ' :.'~.~ ,![l~l~ (We'd love to hav Scout of the )ll~., Our Girl Scout Month for-6une isllrq Condliffe, age Ill is a student at armichael El eobtiI and has been a for three years. Liesel sold ing 900 boxes of for the Girl year, earning a camp twice over! This feisty loves to horseba' ill swim, do crafts, go . All ing, and earn Pat ll with her fellO ,ll Scouts as well a.S.~ll soccer, softball on a year-rouna- il team in her cornm ,' | Liesel hopes tO ;4l Bronze Star in Girl Scouts portunity arise' would also like homes for three tens (want a someday visit ANSWERS getS'/_ ole~ lel-I'gl. |ee~'LL Luq]AqEI'OL dJl~q "9 pJoqo "9 kuouJJeH "~ APOlOIN " ui-lt!d This page sponsored by Feather 493 W. Main St. EST 1875 Quincy 283-0480 Residential Care for Children ENVIRONMENTAL ALTERNATIVES Office: (530) 283-3330 (800) 655-8350 Fax: (530) 283-2150 P.O. Box 3940 455 W. Main Street Quincy, Ca 95971 From Plumas Rural Service' For kids in PlumaS County Alcohol &.Drug Resource Center 264 County Hospital Rd. Quincy. 285-6316