If you need some literature to get you in the mood for windy days and kite-flying, be sure to check out Elizabeth Spurr's latest board book In the Wind. Perfect for toddlers, the simple, evocative language describes a girl's experience on a windy day; the lovely illustrations by Manelle Oliphant could even give you some design ideas for your next kite project or kite-flying outing!
In case you don't happen to have a kite handy, we've collected a few kite-making tutorials so that everyone can join in the fun of Big Wind Day.
This one is for the kite-flyers who like the more natural, neutral look for their kite.
|Style Me Pretty|
This one has streamers galore, with more simple ingredients for a bright and beautiful end product.
|Inner Child Fun|
This one removes all excuses for not being able to fly a kite. All the components are right under your nose!
|2 Little Hooligans|
This one is for any kite-makers who want to break out of the usual kite box with some fun designs!
|Red Ted Art|
This one leaves the design up to the kite-flyer but provides all the necessary blueprints for the perfect kite.
Find In the Wind at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble!