Have you been wondering how to choose the best kite for your child? Looking for a fun, outdoor activity for your child? Go fly a kite! No, we don’t mean that in a rude way; we really do mean that you should grab a kite and go have some fun. But not all kites are created equal. Below are some tips on how to choose the best kite for your child.
Big kites are lots of fun, but bigger isn’t always better. Larger kites catch more wind, which means they are more forceful. This can be overpowering for smaller children, and even some smaller adults.
A simple kite flies just fine, but why not go for a more elaborate design to delight your child? There are all sorts of fun, fancy kites that look like unicorns, lions, and even favorite TV characters. The more complex the design, the more difficult it will be to fly, so try to find a middle ground.
If your child falls in love with kite flying, you want to make sure that your kite is going to last. This means you need to find a durable kite. It might cost more than the flimsier ones, but it will save you money in the long run. However, if you aren’t sure if your child will enjoy this activity, you can always go with cheaper options first.
Single line kites are your average kites, giving you one way to control them. Stunt lines run multiple lines to different parts of the kite, allowing you to complete interesting maneuvers. If your child is young, a single line should do, but older children will love the thrill of stunt lines.
If you are willing to go simple, make a kite with your child. There are many plans online for making kites that are quite easy, and your child will be so proud of what he or she has done. Not to mention that you can turn this into a little physics project.
Do you have a kite you and your child love? Link it in the comments!