School Vacation Kite-Building Workshops at Owls Head
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is pleased to announce its schedule for free kite-building workshops that will be held during school vacation week, April 16-20. Two workshops will be held each day at 10 and 11:30 am. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.
Led by Education Director Ethan Yankura and a team of volunteers, a different style kite will be built each day:
Monday, April 16: Butterfly kite. Simplest of all the kites to build. If you can use scissors, you can make this kite. Takes 30 minutes, including decorating.
Tuesday, April 17: Diamond kite. Includes several knots and lots of string for the frame and kite. Takes at least an hour to build. It’s a traditional diamond shape kite, much like Charlie Brown’s, only this one actually flies.
Wednesday, April 18: Sled kite. Fairly simple, short project. Almost no knot tying. Takes about 45 minutes.
Thursday, April 19: Delta kite. Almost no knot tying but takes some puzzle-solving skill. Easiest kite to fly for a first timer.
Friday, April 20: Snake kite. Twenty-feet of flying fun. Takes a bit of patience to construct, but the effect is well worth it. This is an annual favorite. Takes a little more than hour to make.
All building materials will be provided courtesy of event sponsor, E.L. Spear of Rockland. Participants are welcome to decorate their kites with crayons and markers provided by the Museum, or you may bring your own decorating supplies. There is ample space to test fly your finished kite.
Admission to the workshops is free. There is no age limit, however, younger participants should be accompanied by an adult. Admission for visitors who would like to view the Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and, as always, free to all visitors under age 18 and members.
For information or to register call 207-594-4418.