Guatemalan Children’s Kit


Created by kite makers in Sumpango, Guatemala, this kit includes a sturdy frame with white tissue sail (about 14” in diameter), extra sheets of different color tissue for creating a design on the sail, pre-folded tissue for the long flecos or fringe, and string for the bridle and flying line.

Detailed assembly instructions with photos also included. You supply scissors and white glue. Assembled kits are shown with for display purposes, kites will ship with white paper sails and colored tissue paper for decoration.


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Recommended Age: 5th grade and above

Decoration: Light weight collaging with tissue paper will work.  Do not get your white sail too wet with glue. Mix white glue with water to thin it down and use glue sparingly.  Let sail completely dry before sparring.

Ideal wind conditions for this kite: Medium (a flag on a pole is steadily moving…but if the flag is flying straight out, it’s too much wind!)

Classroom Curriculum & Lesson Plans:
Learn more about teaching with this kite through the following lesson plans:
The Giant Kites of Guatemala.
Cultural Values Messages in the Giant Kites of Guatemala.
Radial Balance in the Giant Kites of Guatemala.
Visual Elements in the Giant Kites of Guatemala

Other Resources:
Watch the Barriletes Gigantes Video on YouTube
Browse photos of Barriletes Gigantes at Guatemala’s Day of the Dead Festival


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