As I walk into the hall I see Flax and two other things on the ground to one side of the hall. One was Fluffy and the other was brown with some black spots here and there on it. We quickly learnt that the fluffy stuff was Toi Toi and the brown with the black spots was Harakeke. We had to get to into groups of three. I end up with James and Kory we get sent to a table. Louise says “get 4 pieces of Toi Toi which is the fluffy things one person from each group.”
“I’ll go get It” Kory says.
“Ok” me and James reply. Kory comes back with Toi Toi. We tie two pieces of Toi Toi together using the flax string we had made before we got the Toi Toi. We tied at both ends and in the middle. The next step we had to do was put the other pieces of Toi Toi as a triangle and tie it at the top where the ends of the Toi Toi met. Next thing we had to do was get a cross bar which was a stem of a Toi Toi across the other Toi Toi. We have to tie the Toi Toi cross bar to the Toi Toi that are facing down. Me and James hold the top of each Toi Toi when Kory is tieing the bottoms of the Toi Toi. One of the parents helping cut us a crossbar that goes across near the top of the Toi Toi. James and I hold one side when Kory is on the other side tying it together and we swap sides and do it again. Then we had to tie Harakeke with the flax string we had made with flax. At first we tied them separately but then a parent shows us how to do more with one piece of flax string, by criss crossing the flax other and under then back up again. If you did the middle first it was easier then doing the sides first. I ended up doing it. We finished the kite and had a photo with everyone else that had done kite making in the morning. What a great experience for me and everyone!