Kite Resources

Kite pictures, plans, and information:

Educational materials:


  • Dolan, Edward. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Making and Flying Kites.145p. Doubleday and Co.1977.
  • Eden, Maxwell. Kiteworks. 416p. Sterling Publishing Co.1990.
  • Gallot, Philippe. Fighter Kites: Twenty Original Designs to Make and Fly. 96p. St Martin’s Press.1990.
  • Gomberg, David. Stunt Kites. 89p. Sixth Edition, GKPI.1996
  • Gomberg, David. The Fighter Kite Book. 75p., GKPI.1992
  • Gomberg, David. Sport Kite Magic! 123p., GKPI.1996
  • Greger, Margaret. More Kites For Everyone. 59p. M Greger.1990
  • Hunt, Leslie. Twenty-five Kites That Fly. Dover. 1971.
  • Pelham, David. The Penguin Book of Kites. 224p. Viking Penguin.1976.
  • Rowlands, Jim. The Big Book of Kites.132p. St Martin’s Press.1988.
  • Rowlands, Jim. One-Hour Kites. 95p. St Martin’s Press.1989.
  • Streeter, Tal. The Art of The Japanese Kite. 181 p. Weatherhill, Inc.1985.
  • Thiebault, Andre. Kites and Other Wind Machines. 96p. Sterling Publishing Co.1982.
  • Wiley, Jack. The Kite Building and Kite Flying Handbook, with 42 kite plans. 278p. TAB Books.1984.
  • Yolen, Jane. World On A String, The Story of Kites.143p. The World Publishing Co.1968.
  • Yolen, Will. The Complete Book of Kites and Kite Flying. 256p. Simon and Schuster.1976.

Retailers and Manufacturers

Company: Kites In The Sky
E-mail: <cgabrel at>
Address: 1024 S. McDonald, Stillwater, OK 74074
Phone: (405) 624-6231
Contact: Cat Gabrel
Featuring: Kite making kits and supplies – Online Sales only

Company: Seaside Kites
E-mail: <info at>
Address: 293 Nantasket Ave,. Hull, MA 02045
Phone: (781) 925-3277
Contact: Greg Lamoureaux
Featuring: Kites for Kids program

Company: Kichi Kites
E-mail: <nlhouck at>
Location: Plattsburg, NY
Phone: (518) 643-9881
Contact: Nate Houck
Featuring: Train the Trainer workshops, they will also provide workshop leaders, free consulting and leads to obtain materials, kite kits and/or plans. Kite Kits at a reasonable cost. History books, plans, general kiting book loans

Company: Above It All Kites, Inc.
E-mail: <info at>
Address: PO Box 710A, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-3541
Contact: Keli Colbert
Featuring: kite making books

Company: Great Canadian Kite Company
E-mail: <mike at>
Address: 4517 Harvest Green, Taber, Alberta, Canada. T1G 1A1
Phone: (877) 382-3956
Contact: Mike Rose
Featuring: Frustrationless Flyers — already imported into Canada

Company: Cobra Kites
E-mail: <info at>
Address: 2608 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 270-2112
Contact: Jeanne and Ray Merry
Featuring: Frustrationless Flyer kits in packs of 10 or 20, flying line, tail material, Tyvek “No Sew ROKK Kits”

Company: Gomberg Kite Productions
E-mail: <david at>
Address: PO Box 113, Neotsu, OR 97364
Phone: (541) 996-3083
Contact: David Gomberg
Featuring: High quality, low cost kites for kids, kite plans, classroom projects and historical information

Company: Into The Wind
E-mail: <maryann at>
Address: 1408 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 449-5356
Contact: Mary Ann McVay
Featuring: kites, kite accessories, etc.

Company: What’s Up
E-mail: <judy at>
Address: 4500 Chagrin River Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Phone: (800) 257-4222
Contact: Judy Neuger
Featuring: Kites…on a Roll®– 3 different easy patterns for group (20) kite making, includes pre-cut sticks and string wrapped around plastic handles, Fly Me Kite Kits, kite tails, tapes