Leigh bought a kite-making book recently. We made our own kites today and they were fab! Made from tissue paper and bendy bits of bamboo from a window blind (I kid you not. Apparently it's the only way you can buy bamboo reed) they were light as a feather and flew really well in the breath of wind we had this afternoon.
Took the boys to the park to fly them and actually had a satisfactory flying experience when neither of them broke (the kites, not my children). Which was a miracle. Looking forwards to the next ones now!!!