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Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis Kite builder, AKA & Kitebuilder Award winner and Educator
Dave says he is here to share what he know about kites.  Overland Park, KS has been his home for the last 40+ years.

His favorite things are meeting new people, making new and different kites, sharing with friends, and helping kids have fun with outdoor activity.  Attending and presenting kitebuilding workshops ranks very near the top of Dave's enjoyment list.  He has taught kite building classes at the local and national level.  Some of the places that Dave has presented classes include, Mid America Kitebuilders Retreat, Oregon Kitebuilders Retreat, Ft Worden Kitebuilders' Retreat, and at the AKA National Convention in Des Moines in 2006.  He has also Presented an on-line kite building class as well as developing many tutorials on the same forum.

Over the years Dave has won many awards for his innovations in kite building & artistry. Earlier in 2009 he won a few awards at the AKA kite building convention in Minnesota. He has also had the honour of being named the Kitebuilder of the Year in 2005 on forum..

People have also seen Dave in media and print. Articles have been published in several magazines, and photos and articles have appeared in newspapers.  Dave own website info was published in a well known Science textbook for primary aged children. Many teachers and instuctors use his web site for new ideas for children's workshops. Dave loves to hear from people all over the world that share in his interests in building, teaching and youth.

  4 1/2 inch miniature

Halloween ripstop fighter

 Genisis fighter



 Alien foil

 Blueflyer Rokkaku

 Swinden Star

  Daffy Della Porta 

 Feel free to contact Dave anytime! Visit Daves Kites Kids and Educations website or Email Dave at for more info.