Asian Kites

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Kids will learn how to make colorful kites while exploring Asian culture and history with this easy-to-follow crafts for kids book.

The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art?engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

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Asian Kites: Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids

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Overview

Kids will learn how to make colorful kites while exploring Asian culture and history with this easy-to-follow crafts for kids book.

The Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids series is the first series, aimed at readers ages 7-12, that provides a fun and educational introduction to Asian culture and art. Through hands on projects readers will explore each art—engaging in activities to gain a better understanding of each form.

In this volume, children will learn to how to make a kite. Kite making is a unique craft—with projects that are beautiful, functional, and fun! The colorful, easy-to-follow instructions in Asian Kites will have you building—and flying—fifteen different kites from countries all across Asia, including China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea.

The full-color instructions make it easy to create these beautiful kites out of common materials and the resource guide in the back lists plenty of places to purchase supplies. You'll learn to build:

  • Butterfly kite from China
  • Cobra kite from Thailand
  • Mini kite from Malaysia
  • Shield kite from Korea
  • an octopus kit from Japan
  • And more!
Fun to build and exciting to fly—this book brings a whole new meaning to the term "Go fly a kite!"
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"Likely to please both armchair enthusiast and outdoorsy types, this survey offers brief anecdotes and legends along with carefully annotated construction diagrams for 15 simple kites." —School Library Journal
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Kite flying originated in Asia, and even today Asian kites have some of the most original designs of any in the world. This book, by well-known kite authority Hosking (Fighter Kites and Beyond) contains easily understood general instructions for kite making and flying, with 15 projects for kites from China, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. Supplies for construction and decorating can be found in craft stores. This handy book will be welcome in general crafts as well as children's collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Likely to please both armchair enthusiasts and outdoorsy types, this survey offers brief anecdotes and legends along with carefully annotated construction diagrams for 15 simple kites commonly flown in Asia, the continent where the practice originated. Hosking opens with a historical introduction, followed by a discussion of traditional materials and low-cost alternatives, decorating advice, savvy tips for kite construction, troubleshooting, and safe launching techniques. The ensuing models are grouped by country: two each from China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea, and seven from Japan. Each entry features a list of supplies, an age recommendation, assembly diagrams in three to five steps, comments about individual flying characteristics, and a photo of a finished (expertly decorated) example laid out on the ground. Closing with notes on running a kite-making workshop for children, lists of associations and sources of supplies, and a relatively extensive bibliography, this title merits, and will find, a wide audience in libraries large or small.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804835459
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Series: Asian Arts and Crafts For Creative Kids Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,029,910
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne Hosking is a world renowned kite authority, collector, and designer. The author of several books on kites and kite making, Hosking has displayed his kite collection in museums, schools, and universities and continues to teach kite making and give demonstrations throughout the country. Most recently, his collection of Japanese kites was on display at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, Florida.

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