A paper plane, paper aeroplane (UK), paper airplane (US), paper glider, paper dart or dart is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of paper or paperboard; the practice of constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami (Japanese: kamihikōki), after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.
The origin of folded paper gliders is generally considered to be of Ancient China, although there is equal evidence that the refinement and development of folded gliders took place in equal measure in Japan. Certainly, manufacture of paper on a widespread scale took place in China 500 BCE, and origami and paper folding became popular within a century of this period, approximately 460-390 BCE. It is impossible to ascertain where and in what form the first paper aircraft were constructed, or even the first paper plane's form.

Step 1: Supplies

- 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper
<p>mine doesnt work</p>
<p>its not bad</p>
<p>Great paper airplane</p>
<p>thank you for making this</p>
<p>good job it flies perfectly</p>
<p>It flies like a real aircraft.Thanks a lot</p>
<p>This plane is called the nakamura lock and is surprisingly good for so little time spent folding :)</p>
Pretty common airplane but awesome, easy instructions
<p>Great !</p><p> I tried it &amp; it fled like a real airplane . thanks </p>
easy to follow instructions
This is soooo easy to make my 7 year old sister made one love it
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its alright, but the nakamura dart is really common
it may seem common to you, but I have never seen it before. <br> <br>yay .. i learned something new today and it isn't even 8am .. i wonder if my boss will let me have the rest of the day off ...

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