Perhaps because she's always loved things that fly, Martha recalls vividly the day her brother won a kite flying competition. The darting tails and the bright colors against the blue sky were almost magical.
Ripstop cloth (often called parachute cloth) in red, yellow, and blue
With just a few basic supplies, you can transform a stray glove into an assortment of whimsical toys that will provide your children with hours of amusement. As Martha demonstrates, you can use the basic butterfly technique (below) to create other charming creatures, including dragonflies and bumblebees.