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Best Kites For Kids

Updated on July 13, 2013

Prism Stowaway Diamond - The Best Kite For Children

While this is a review of one the best kites for kids, it's also a discussion of the great kite hobby. So relatively inexpensive and simple, yet so few families actively spend time outside flying kites with their children. And we've all flown kites as a kid so we know how fun and addictive it is, right? Then why don't we share the fun more often with our own children or other kids in our lives.

Even adults find it exhilarating and even therapeutic; next time you're at the beach or park you'll see that more than half of those flying kites are adults. In fact one of the greatest sights ever is watching families at the park flying kites together, and seeing the smile on the kid's faces, the laughter... it's simply one of the funnest family activities of all times, and among the cheapest. The only real cost is your time.

So get on board and see what you've been missing. The Prism Stowaway Diamond is in my opinion, and the opinion of many, many others, one of the best kites for kids and for all around family fun. Also, if you would share this on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest it would be appreciated. Thanks for your support! ♥

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Our Family's Favorite Kite For Kids

And One That Is Easy To Fly

People have been flying kites for over 2,800 years. While original kite flyers had a motive other than pure pleasure, there's little doubt they were as thrilled as we are today with the soaring little devils. While we can't be certain it is believed that the original kites were made in China as a means of measuring distance, or as the more popular belief goes, as a tool to destroy the morale of the enemy troops who were befuddled at the flying object.

Regardless, we now know that the kite has been a mainstay in Chinese culture for a long time and they're now enjoyed all over the world. In the past 10 - 20 years there has been a significant improvement in the design and construction of kites; so much so that if you haven't flown a kite in that long you may be surprised at how easy they are to get airborne and how well they maintain their loft.

In our family we've discovered the best kite for kids, one that takes off effortlessly and that flies like a kite should; our favorite kite that everyone looks forward to flying. The Prism Stowaway Diamond Kite is nothing like the kite you had when you were a kid... you know, the one you bought at the dime store and had to be careful not to rip as you unpacked it. Yes, the one that was made of some cheap, thin vinyl and soft wood frame and that you had to run with like Usain Bolt to get in the air. Of course when it did take off it would readily spin in a few uncontrollable loops, mockingly, and then dutifully crash nose first into the ground. A few pieces of tape later and you were at it again, trying valiantly to get the thing to fly. Ahhh, those were indeed some good times.

Today, however, for a modest price of around $20 you can get the best kite for children that not only provides pure kite flying fun, but that doesn't crash to spite you and is engineered in a way that allows it to survive the occasional dip in the dirt. The Prism Stowaway Diamond is the kite I can't imagine not having on our outings, and the one I suggest every family have on hand to make kite day one the kids will remember for more than the duct tape. For price to performance it's the unquestionably the best kite for kids and adults alike.

“Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”

~Brad Henry

Prism Stowaway Diamond At Amazon

The Champ - The Best Kite For Kids Without Exception

There are hundreds of choices when you're looking at kites to purchase for your kids or for yourself, but the bottom line for most of us is high quality and affordability. Prism has been making top quality kites for some time now and have developed quite a reputation and following. Not only do they engineer kites that fly and stand up, but they deliver all of that in an affordable price range.

What I really like about the Stowaway is that it folds up into a small package so I can keep it in the trunk of my car, out of the way, and within a few seconds I can have it out and up in the air. Everyone who has flown it agreed that it's amazing at how easily this kite takes to the air and how simple it is to maintain its loft. It almost defies any experiences you had with kite flying as a child. Our son and his friends often get together on nice days to fly their kites, and it's heart warming to see them running around, laughing, and having a blast outdoors.

Bottom line, this is the ONE kite that should be a part of every family's weekend fun kit. Between the incredible Amazon service and Prisms impeccable warranty there's little risk in putting my recommendation to the test. My opinion and that of many, many others ranks this kite as a classic, and one of the best kites for kids of all ages.

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How often does your family fly kites together?

Classic Diamond Kite Flying

A Top Performing Kite For Kids Of All Ages

The Prism Stowaway Diamond is the ultimate choice for a classic diamond kite. The Stowaway Diamond is just over 3 feet tall but folds up relatively small and compact and can be easily carried in a backpack. For our family the price of the kite makes it ideal for general family flying and we'll usually have a couple in the air when we're out. This thing really takes off effortlessly; which is one of the reasons we always recommend it as the best kite for kids... no one wants to spend an hour trying to get a kite to fly correctly.

To assemble, just pull it out of the case and let the rods spring into their connectors; the spars are connected by bungee cord just like a tent pole so there's nothing to lose and no way to assemble it backwards. The lightweight fiberglass frame and ripstop polyester sail give this kite a wide wind range. It flies eagerly in a breeze and when the wind picks up just attach the colorful 2-part matching tail for added flair.

- Quick and easy assembly: Just let the rods spring into their connectors

- Packs up tiny for easy travel

- Classic design with modern materials and technology

- Three beautiful fractal-based designs

- Ready to fly with a colorful 2-part matching tail, flying line, winder and compact travel case

When we're out flying it's almost a certainty that we'll see other kids flying their delta kites, and more often than not they're Prisms.

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Prism Stowaway Diamond Kite Demonstration

Family Day Kite Festival

Towns everywhere are starting to have organized family kite days because the benefit is so great for healthy families (especially the children), and the cost (eco and monetary) is so low. See if your town has something like that, and if not get one organized. Check out this organized event.

Safety First With Huge Foil Kites!

Check out this video and you'll see a 9 year old flying a 3 meter foil kite. While it is a LOT of fun always remember that when/if you get into sport kiting that the larger foils can lift a full grown man off the ground easily, so children should always be tethered. Like we've talked about already, today's kites are nothing like the ones you flew 20 years ago and the selection for larger foil and stunt kites is just enormous.

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Prism Snapshot 1.2 Speed Foil KiteSee Reviews

Skyfoil Frameless Parafoil KiteSee Reviews

Families That Play Together Stay Together

Family Kiting
Family Kiting

Spending quality time with your kids, with one another, has never been more important for families, and spending that time outside is a bonus. Whether you decide to pick up one of the Prism Stowaways or another kite, the bottom line is that you should give kiting serious consideration as a permanent part of your family's activities. With the high quality but affordable kites that you can buy today it's no longer a hassle or bundle of frustration; most of these kites take off right out of your hand. If you don't have a family you'll find that the parks are full of people who are there by themselves enjoying the peace and calming serenity of flying. So you see, there's no real reason at all that you don't re-acquaint yourself to the sport of kite flying. And while the Prism Stowaway may be among the best kites for kids, its really the best kite for ANYONE looking to enjoy the thrill of kite flying.

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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nice designs! Kite-flying lovers should really read your lens. - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kansas City

      @LoriBeninger: Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment, I really appreciate it.

    • LoriBeninger profile image


      6 years ago

      I love kites - I get a thrill when I see them, although I don't fly them myself. I'd rather watch. Nice lens.

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kansas City

      @jayavi: Thanks jayavi. I appreciate your visit and the nice comment.

    • jayavi profile image


      6 years ago

      No age limit for flying kites. anyone can enjoy it but teenagers love to do that. nice collection of kites. thanks for the refreshing the memory about flying kites :) like this lens so much.

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kansas City

      @Deborah Swain: Thanks for stopping by Deb, and for the Blessing. Much appreciated.

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      Deborah Swain 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Kansas City

      @NausetViews: Thank you, and thanks for stopping by. Kites are awesome!

    • NausetViews profile image


      6 years ago from Boston

      I love flying kites, but haven't done it in a while. We need to buy a new one for the kids, and you've given me some great choices for ones that I know we'll enjoy.

    • Carashops profile image


      7 years ago

      We love kite flying as a family, especially if we're at the beach. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      Love kites and this wonderful lens made me recall joyful childhood moments!

      Thanks for sharing!


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      7 years ago

      We live in the Pacific Northwest, close to the coast. Our beaches are ideal for flying kites - and we take advantage of it.

      This is a great resource for kites - I will be sure to come back to it!

    • DreamingBoomer profile image

      Karen Kay 

      7 years ago from Jackson, MS

      can you say tangled? That was how our first family outing flying kites started! Ugh! Once we got through that though, it became a great time! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Teapixie LM profile image

      Tea Pixie 

      7 years ago

      I drag my kite everywhere. It's fun to find an empty ball park, beach, or field in a far away place where I can settle into a day of watching the sky. If I stand around staring at the sky, I look crazy; if I stand around staring at my kite in the sky, I look interesting. The latter is more fun! Thanks for sharing through your lens.

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      8 years ago

      great lens, i loves kites

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Even though it is getting harder to find an area open enough to fly a kite, our family still enjoys flying kites. It is just usually at the beach these days :)

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Kansas City

      @anonymous: Many thanks! I really appreciate it.

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      8 years ago

      came back to *bless* your article!

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      Sandy Davison 

      8 years ago from Utah

      Well, another favorite for me. I love kites and I am 67. When my brother and I were kids, dad make box kites with scraps (he was a carpenter) and we loved them. We usually used newspaper for the covering but the tails we where our color came in. So, I say, "Go Fly A Kite!"

    • norma-holt profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful lens and we used to have a day of kite flying here in Canberra down by the lake. I don't know if that is still the case but I will be following this up for my grandsons. Great gift suggestion.

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      Yawapi LM 

      8 years ago

      great lens - my whole family loves kites, I learned a lot from reading this - thanks!

    • safereview profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Kansas City

      @anonymous: Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.

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      8 years ago

      really great writing, enjoyed my visit on your lens tonight, earned a squidlike from me indeed. looking forward to flying kites again when the weather is good with wind.


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