Gift Lab: Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
Marketing intern Ashley added some uncommon experience to her resume this summer by perfecting the art of kite flying with the High Art Kite.
I had never flown a kite before, and in New York City my opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are fairly limited. When I saw the High Art Kite, I thought it was a great chance to test my urban kite flying skills.
I love the slightly devious look of the Winged Demon design and took the kite out to the East River Park to test on a sunny Saturday.
The kite includes directions for assembly and comes together quickly (but also folds up neatly for easy storage and transportation).
Unfortunately, my first attempt at kite-flying failed. There wasn’t enough wind along the East River that day, and there’s not enough room to get a running start without running into cyclists.
A few weeks later into the summer, I headed out to a very windy Brooklyn waterfront next to the UncommonGoods office, with much better results. See the video below to get an idea of how easy it was to fly out on the docks in Sunset Park.
Conclusion: at just $12, the High Art Kite is a simple and fun way to enjoy the outdoors, even in an urban setting like New York City. For more family-friendly ideas and games to test before school starts, check out our wide selection of kits and crafts!