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How to Make a Hexagonal Box Kite


This is a tutorial on how to make a box kite that is hexagonal in shape. It is an interesting kite to make and to fly. And you think that something like this couldn't fly but it does!

There is a video tutorial at the bottom of the page.




A HExagonal box kite

Materials and tools:

  • six dowels 26 inches long (1/4 inch thick dowels)
  • six dowels 17.5 inches long (1/4 inch thick dowels)
  • You can buy these wooden dowels at any home improvement store like Lowes or Home Depot
  • Tissue paper, This is the exact paper we bought and used: Assorted Rainbow Color Tissue Paper Bonus Pack, 20" x 26", Pack Of 100 Sheets!
  • Glue stick
  • Masking tape or cellophane tape
  • Scissors, Ruler, pencil


Cut the dowels

Cut your dowels to length. Cut six dowels to 26 inches in length and cut six dowels to 17 1/2 inches in length.


Mark them

Take your dowels that are 17 1/2 inches long and mark them in the center. Do all six of them.


Tie them together

Take three of those dowels, and using the center marks you made, overlap them and tape them together with masking tape. Form a star like you see here in this picture.


Tie another et together

Make a second one just like that first one. And line the two stars up so they are pretty much the same. They should be close to identical in how they form a star.


Mark them on foam board

Lay a star out on a big piece of foam board and make a mark at the end of each star point. Do this on two pieces of foamboard. You can also use cardboard.

At those marks you made use a piece of dowel to punch holes. Punch all the holes.


Insert the dowel sets

Now take those two pieces of foamboard and insert your long dowels (26 inch) in them to form this shape. This is simply a jig to help you make the kite easily. This jig holds the wooden dowels in place so you can make the kite.


MEasure for cut

Push those foamboard sheets in toward the middle a bit and mark the end of each dowel at three inches. Do this on this set of six and the set of six on the other end too.


NextOkay, Let's continue with the making of this kite



Watch the video:



Traditional Kite

How to Make a Traditonal Kite

This is an easy kite to make. Just two sticks, some plastic and tape and you are ready to fly it - Make a Regular Kite


A Box Kite

How to Make a Box Kite

A Boxkite is a unique kind of kite that is easy and fun to make and really flies - Even though it doesnt look like it can fly - BoxKite Tutorial


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