Recycled kites colour the sky

Brooke RolfeHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Ella, Georgia and Hamish Melvin created their very own kites at the Australind Library.
Camera IconElla, Georgia and Hamish Melvin created their very own kites at the Australind Library. Credit: Brooke Rolfe

Children helped put recycled material to good use when they took part in a Kite Kinetics workshop run by “kite man” Michael Alvares last week.

The two-hour workshops held at the Harvey and Australind libraries included a brief history lesson on how kites influenced different Asian cultures and a tutorial on how to construct a kite using shopping bags, bamboo skewers and line.

Mr Alvares said the kites took about 30 minutes to make and provided an engaging experience for all involved.

“The potential to make and use kites to decorate the sky is quite special,” Mr Alvares said.

He first garnered a love for kites growing up in India and now delivers workshops across WA as a full-time career.

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