Introduction: Great Beginner Paper Airplane

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This simple paper airplane is great for people of all ages and talent levels. With detailed picture instructions, anyone can be an airplane master in just minutes.

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First fold your paper 'hot-dog' style, which mean if it is facing you as in the picture, fold it down toward you, so the crease will be the long way.

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Fold the top corners in, so they will be touching the middle crease. This should make a point at the end of the page.

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The next step is to fold the point down. You want the point to be a little bit above the bottom of the paper, and it should look very similar to the picture.

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Make sure the paper is facing you as the picture is, and fold the top corners in toward the middle, to form a point at the top of the paper. You will notice a little triangle close to the bottom, this is part of the next step.

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Fold the little triangle up, as seen in the picture.

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You will now fold your plane in half with the little triangle on the outside. It should fold pretty naturally.

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Next fold the wings down on each side. You can change these to be how you would like. Try to see how different wing types make the plane fly differently.

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You are finished! Go give your plane a try, just remember to be safe when throwing airplanes inside.


paper air plane pro (author)2015-11-10


suvarna narayanan (author)2014-12-20

very very good!!

Jobwar (author)suvarna narayanan2015-05-20

I been known how to make that. that was the second one

craij (author)2014-01-03

Maybe a note in regards to the final step about which wing type/fold worked best in your trials could be helpful? The image choices make it difficult to determine which you chose for the instructable. We tried folding the wings down so the outside edge of the wings matched up with the bottom edge of the body. This proved to be a short and chaotic flyer, yet fun.

OrigamiAirEnforcer (author)2012-02-13

Very good for a first instructable! :)

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