Great idea, but less than great quality
Tried making these a few weeks in a row with 1st-5th graders during a summer camp. The kids and instructors found them frustrating to build and experienced splinters from the plastics pieces. About half of our students went home without a kite, as the pieces snapped or slivered.
These are great in theory, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
August 7, 2014
These kites were too difficult for the kids to put together and too time consuming to do for them. The grommets came out of many of them requiring tape to put them together which only added to the time and effort of constructing the kites. Once together they were fun. I would not purchase for a large group again.
July 22, 2014
Not the best of kits
While they were very reasonably priced, these kite kits are not the best quality. The corner pieces that are supposed to hold the stretcher bars all fell off when we tried to assemble the decorated project. I can't imagine trying to actually fly this kite as it fell apart before there was any wind involved!
June 5, 2014
i purchased these DIY kites for my daughters birthday party, and i know they will be a hit. they are a perfect activity for kids!
June 5, 2014
Can't fly this kite
I bought 24 of these for an Adventure Princess gathering. The kids had a blast coloring the kites. When it came time for the dads to put them together, the experience went south!! Pieces were missing, the 'T' bar didn't fit right, instructions were hard to read (small writing and description). Tried to put together 2 different ways and no ones kites flew. The girls thought is was funny, but not worth the time or money!
March 30, 2012
I ordered these for a class on Ben Franklin and we were using them for our celebration event. I have ordered these before and they were fine. But the product has changed - I had the same problems as others - no tails, missing pieces and IMPOSSIBLE to follow instructions. The kids went home in tears and my event was a total flop.
April 10, 2011
I bought these for my first grade students, the children decorated them and when it came time to assemble them, we were without tails and the string that supports the kites' structure wasn't even long enough to tie! How are you supposed to fly a kite without a tail and a sound structure!?! Very Disappointed, I do NOT recommend these for anyone.
April 1, 2011
Great concept, but not if pieces missing!
Great concept for a product and would work great if more than half the package had all it's pieces! Most are missing one or more pertinent pieces, so they cannot be used! I guess that is why the cost is so low. Disappointed since we do large volume ordering and didn't get a full order!
March 29, 2011
Product Description Misleading
The product description clearly states that the kites include tails; however there where no tails included for any of the kites I purchased. Since a kite will not fly without a tail this was very disappointing for my 7 yr old party guests! Also the craftsmanship of the kites were poor. They are of course plastic however all of the kites I opened had small holes through out. Very disappointing for a 7 year olds birthday party!
November 8, 2010