Sled Kite Plans

The Wings on Strings Kite Club provides kitebuilding workshops for groups and organizations throughout the year. At these workshops, participants build great-flying "Sled kites" made of common plastic trash bags and wooden dowels. We sometimes cannot accommodate every workshop request. Even when we do, teachers, group leaders, and others often ask for the kite plans. Well, here they are!

Materials needed:
Sail made of plastic trash bag
Two 1/8 inch wooden dowels, 16 inches long
clear tape
optional: video tape for tail

Each link below will download or open a portable document file.

Sail Dimensions

Kite Assembly Overview

Step-by-Step Instructions