Teaching your children to not only fly a kite, but design and build one from scratch is a wonderful activity which not only allows you to spend time together, but also lets you teach them some of the basics of physics and aerodynamics. Gwyneth Ngoh shares her experiences on how to build a kite with her children.

“First, before embarking on the project, it is important to check your 10-day weather forecast and look for a windy day in the coming week or two. With your kite flying date in hand, tag along with the kids to any arts and crafts supplies or DIY store to gather the materials needed for making the kite. 

Finally, it’s time to make the kite! You can find kite-making instructions here. Once your kite is complete, go as a family to a windy place such as the Marina Barrage or even a field near your block to fly the kite. It’s so much fun for the entire family!

Everyone loves to fly a kite! This is a fun activity that you can do at the park, or even in your own backyard. It teaches the kids arts and crafts skills, creativity and innovation. You can even hold contests for the highest flying kite, or the longest kite tail or for the most original design. But, all-in-all, it’s about having a good time and building memories. Don’t forget to bring the camera!”

Adapted from an idea submitted by Gwyneth Ngoh and first published on 12 May 2013 the Dads For Life Toolbox Website.