Go build, fly a kite in Owls Head

Apr 14, 2014
A girl constructs a kite during one of the museum’s kite building workshops. A favorite for years, these workshops are free to the public. Seating and materials are limited so please register in advance by calling the museum at 594-4418.

Owls Head — Beginning Monday, April 21, students will have multiple opportunities to enjoy kite building workshops at Owls Head Transportation Museum during school vacation week.

Kite Week has been a favorite for years. Two kite building sessions will be held each day during the week of school break, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11:30 a.m. A variety of skill levels and ages are accommodated throughout the week, as a different project is offered each day.

Seating and materials are limited, and advance registration is encouraged. Younger children wishing to participate in kite building activities should be accompanied by an adult.

Thanks to the support of E. L. Spear, Inc. of Rockland, all kite building activities are offered free of charge.

The kite building workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 21

Butterfly Kite: If you can use scissors you can build this simple kite; construction and decorating take approximately 30 minutes.

Tuesday, April 22

Diamond Kite: Includes several knots and lots of string for the frame of the kite. Takes 60-plus minutes. Traditional diamond shaped kite, like Charlie Brown's, only ours actually fly.

Wednesday, April 23

Sled Kite: This 30- to 45-minute project is fairly simple and requires very little knot tying.

Thursday, April 24

Delta Kite: Almost no knot tying, takes a bit of puzzle solving skill. Takes 60 minutes. The easiest kite to fly for a first timer.

Friday, April 25

Box Kite: A great introduction to constructing more complex kites, the Box Kite requires 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Workshop recommended for children 8 years old and up.

For more information, or to register for a workshop session, please call the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 594-4418.

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