This is a fun and easy kite and it probably won't really fly. Well, to kids all kites fly and they wanted to prove it at the end of the class. These are more the "run with it" kind of kites but that is what most kids do. This kite requires no cutting, only folding and gluing. I marked it in advance for the class. We did the same kite in the 1st grade the previous day with great results as well. I used legal size card stock for the kite and ribbons of stiff tissue paper for the tail. We did add a thin dowel at the cross point to hold on to. On a couple of the kites we had to make a ribbon handhold as the kids taped down the whole dowel from side to side.