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Ardyan and Yudis

Central Java, Indonesia

Yudis

Yudis

Yudis is an only child studying in the fourth grade of elementary school. He is 9 years old and his mother is active as the chairman of the Community Management Council in Wiradadi. His father is a snack vendor and often teaches his children to make toys, including a propeller.

How It's Made

Propeller

Materials:

  • Bamboo
  • Thread
  • Saw
  • Knife
  • Paint
 

Directions:

  1. Cut a suitable sized bamboo for the outer sticks. After cutting, make a hole in the middle.
  2. Cut the other part of the bamboo into half and cut each half into small pieces. Make them thin, giving oval edges to them.
  3. Make a stick from the other part of the bamboo for the axis of the propeller. It should be able to fit inside the first piece of bamboo.
  4. Make holes in the middle of the propeller to insert the stick into.
  5. Tie a thread on a stick inside the first bamboo and match it with the distance of the hole. Pull at the end of the thread out of the hole.
  6. Color of leave the natural color of the bamboo.
 

Ardyan

Ardyan

With coloring items, vibrant string, some paper and bamboo, 12-year-old Ardyan successfully crafts one of his favorite toys: a kite

How It's Made

Kite

Materials:

  • Bamboo
  • Thin paper
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Knife
  • String or thread
  • Coloring items
 

Directions:

  1. Cut two pieces of bamboo, the same length to make two sticks half inch wide.
  2. Smooth with sandpaper.
  3. Mark a point on one-third of the first stick and at the center of the second stick.
  4. Tie the two together at the cross section.
  5. Tie the thread at the four edges.
  6. Spread glue on the thread and the sticks.
  7. Place a thin piece of paper on the frame and sit it correctly.
  8. Cut the paper based on the pattern.
  9. Apply some glue at the border of the paper.
  10. Insert a string at the middle and bottom of the kite.
  11. Adjust the string according to the right measure.
  12. Color the kite as you like.
 
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