Asian Kites (9780804848695)

Children's
$9.95
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SKU:
9780804848695
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9780804848695
Format:
Hardcover, Jacketed
Date Published:
03/21/2017
Illustrations:
diagrams; full-color illus and photos throughout
Number of Pages:
64
Trim Size:
9 X 9

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 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 everyday 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 kite 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!"


About 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.