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Kite Parachute

Kite flying in itself is great fun, but when you can add something to the simple pleasure of seeing your kite soar high above your head and tug at the string you hold in your fingers, you will find a fresh delight in the pastime.

Kite Parachute

Of course, you have seen balloon ascensions and parachute drops. Well, why not add the parachute feature to your kite? It can be done very easily if you will study the following directions:

Get a piece of tissue paper or cloth shaped like Fig. 3. Tie a cord twenty inches long to each corner and bring them together at the lower ends, at which point a light weight, such as a piece of corncob, is tied. Pierce the center of the cloth with a pin and bend it over the string as shown in Fig. 2. When the wind has carried the parachute to a good height a slight jerk will release it.