How To Make a Paper Airplane

How To Make a Paper Airplane

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Ashley Poskin
Jul 3, 2015
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Along with being allowed to write in pen, chew bubblegum, and walk home from school alone, being able to construct your very own airplane is a sort of rite of passage when you're a kid. If it's been a while since you've made one, brush up on your skills and share it with your favorite niece, nephew, or young friend.

The basic dart is one of the simplest airplanes to make. It's easy to fold and flies a pretty great distance- and it's the perfect mode of transportation for delivering a note to that special someone at the back of the classroom!

What You Need

Materials

  • Paper

Instructions

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1. Grab a sheet of paper and lay it out on a flat surface.

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2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

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3. Unfold the paper so that is flat, then fold down the top corners in to the center line.

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4. Fold the top left and right outer corners in to the center line.

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5. Fold the plane in half.

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6. Starting at the peak (top point), fold back the first wing so that the top edge sits flush with the bottom fold of the plane.

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7. Flip the plane over and repeat Step 6 on the other wing.

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8. Prop out the wings so they sit flat and let 'er fly!

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