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Ardyan and Yudis

Central Java, Indonesia

 

Ardyan and Yudis

 

 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

Materials:

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



Directions:

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

 

Watch a slideshow of how Ardyan and Yudis
put together and play with their kite and propeller

 

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

Materials:

  • Bamboo     
  • Thread
  • Saw
  • Knife
  • Paint

Directions:

  • Cut a suitable sized bamboo for the outer sticks.
    After cutting, make a hole in the middle.
  • Cut the other part of the bamboo into half and cut
    each half into small pieces. Make them thin, giving
    oval edgesto them.
  • 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.
  • Make holes int he middle of the propeller to insert
    thestick into.
  • 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.
  • Color of leave the natural color of the bamboo.

 

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