I love kite flying! We did it a lot as kids, though always with a bought kite, and again as an adult - both with homemade and purchased kites. We introduced our son to the joys of kite flying just before his second birthday, he loves it too!
I remember Dad making us a kite when we were young. in the ealry 60's. If I remember correctly it was purple, or maybe blue. We lived in the country then and we flew it together, Dad and my brother and I, in the paddocks behind the house.
It seems such a simple thing but we were so excited then, to have a kite.