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FIG. 20. 
GIRL WITH SKIPPING ROPE COMPLETE

The suggestions given for the Imp apply to this kite, since the right and left sides are alike.  The sticks should be about 3/16 inch wide and the lengths indicated in the sketches.

Instead of framing the kite with string and wire, glue the pattern to the sticks.  Now glue the paper representing the clothing to the face of the kite folding over the edges about an inch.  The skirt should be cut full and fixed in place first.


FIG. 18. 
OUTLINE FOR GIRL WITH SKIPPING-ROPE KITE

A study of shop windows will give suggestions for color and decoration. An orange dress with green and purple trimmings looks well when flying, although one would hardly approve of the colors for actual wear.  A green dress with pink and slate-color trimmings also looks well. If the kite is not stiff enough, fold some pieces of paper like those shown in Figure 4, and glue them in place.


FIG. 19. 
FRAME FOR SKIPPING GIRL KITE

Draw in the hair, skin, features, socks, and shoes with water colors or wax crayons.  Draw boldly.  Don't get the eyes too close together. The stick on which the little girl stands should have a strip of green festoon glued to the front to represent grass.  A white or colored festoon passing through the hand, tied to the grass stick, draped to the other hand, and tied to the grass stick on that side makes the skipping rope and provides the tail.  A total of about 18 feet should be used.

Attach the bridle loop from the shoulder to the grass stick on the opposite side, just outside the skipping rope.  The finished loops should be about 33 inches in length.  The towing point falls over a point 33 inches below the center of the chin and 12 inches from the surface of the kite.

Not counting the tail below the grass line, the above kite rated 1.32 ounces per square foot.  It was a fair flier and was very pretty and graceful.

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