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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2003 9:49 am | Updated: 1:58 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

In Japan, a carp represents strength and courage, and boys often make carpshaped windsocks during the country’s yearly Children’s Day festival.

On Saturday, families can learn how to make these cotton-fabric kites at "Blowin’ in the Wind Carp Kites," a drop-in workshop 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa.

Each clinic lasts 30 minutes. No reservations or supplies are required.

"We tell families to dress for mess," said Shelly White, museum program coordinator.

As a team, parents and children will create kites in the museum’s studio. Two local artists will assist participants. After the workshop, families can take the kite home to test its flying ability.

Go fly a kite

What: "Blowin’ in the Wind Carp Kites" art clinic

When: Drop-ins welcome between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Each clinic lasts half an hour.

Where: Arizona Museum for Youth’s temporary location, 55 E. Main St., Mesa

Cost: Free

Information: (480) 644-3690

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