Sunday, June 28, 2009

Go Fly a Kite

Not much rubbish here gets wasted by throwing it away. Most things have the possibility for much more than one use. When Katie and I buy are groceries we always save the plastic bags. Sometimes the boys want to use them to roll up into a soccer ball (when I won’t let them use the nice one), or use them as a bag to carry their notebooks for school. Yesterday they all came by asking for a few “plastics” each. They took a few sticks and turned it into a kite. They then took the woven bags that we were storing the maize in, and unraveled some parts of them to make some string. A new piece of string had to be tied on about every six feet or so.

Here is a picture of Bobo (2nd grade) getting his kite started in the air.

Here is one that Boyd (5th grade) had built. All the other boys said that He was the professional, and his was the highest flying kite.


  1. Wow how creative! I never would have thought to do that. I like it!

  2. You are such a blessin to these kiddos! Another paper shipment was sent 2 weeks ago :) hope it arrives safely. Let me know what other "educational supplies" may be needed.