Starchild: Malaysian children love the thrill of kite flying

Kamalvir Singh Bedi, seven

Have you tried building your own kite?

Homemade kites are really quite easy to make and are often made of paper, plastic or light fabric. You can even use newspaper or wrapping paper.

The frames can be made from bamboo sticks or a few sticks of the lidi broom or any other stick that can be bent. You can add streamers to your kite to make a pretty tail!

Flying a kite is an activity everyone can do outdoors. It is thrilling to see kites dancing in the sky. It’s also a good way to teach children about the science behind what makes kites fly.

We asked Starchild readers what they thought about kites and here’s what they had to say.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, fiveBethany Wang Qi Syuen, five

“My kite has a smiley face. It is cute and cheerful. I would love to fly it at the playground on a windy afternoon with my family and friends, ” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five.

Rasslyn Kaur Bedi, fiveRasslyn Kaur Bedi, five

Rasslyn Kaur Bedi, five, wants a kite with the colours of the rainbow. “My kite will have many beautiful colours. I hope to fly my kite in the playground near my house.”

Isharvir Singh Bedi, 11Isharvir Singh Bedi, 11

Older sibling Isharvir Singh Bedi, 11, prefers a bird-shaped kite. “I would like to fly and display my kite at Muzium Layang Layang at Pasir Gudang in Johor.”

Keira Lee Wei Xian, eightKeira Lee Wei Xian, eight

Find the hidden words.Find the hidden words.

ITEM: Deepavali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists around the world. In conjunction with this auspicious festival, we invite you to draw us a greeting card. Make your card as colourful as possible. Send your drawings on white unlined paper. Share your special greeting card for children who will be celebrating the Festival of Lights.

All letters must reach us by Nov 6.

Send your letters to:

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You can also e-mail your contributions to Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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